CLEVELAND Bridge UK has won at a major manufacturing awards event, taking home the national Health & Safety Award at a Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, event in Canary Wharf, London.

Chris Droogan, Managing Director of the Darlington-based firm, said: “We are incredibly proud to have our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce endorsed by such as prestigious organisation as Make UK at its national awards.

“Through our recently launched Behavioural Safety Charter our employees are embracing safety and wellbeing as an integral part of their behaviour, which is having a tremendous impact on our business and the partners we work with.”

Claire Almond, Director, Business Development EMEA at Hulft, the sponsor of the dinner, said: “Britain is one of the world's biggest manufacturing nations, and it is a great privilege to be working with MAKE UK to help support and champion UK manufacturing.

“The sector is facing significant change, as a result of what is being referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, and it is important that businesses are given the right opportunities to properly position themselves for the future. We are looking forward to being part of such an important awards programme.”