PAB Coventry Nominated for Innovate UK AwardMember News
PAB Coventry heading to Parliament for awards ceremony
PAB Coventry from Coventry has fought off competition from across the country to be nominated for a prestigious national innovation award which will see the company heading to Parliament later this month.
PAB is one of just five companies nominated for the Innovation leading to innovation leading to business transformation in Innovate UKs Small Business innovation awards. They also have a chance of winning the best of the best Inspirational innovation award.
The awards aim to recognise examples of innovation excellence among the projects funded by Innovate UK. The awards celebrate projects and companies that demonstrate the impact of innovation on business growth and driving the economy, and can inspire others.
Mark Brazier, CEO of PAB Coventry comments 2016 is our 30 year anniversary and to be nominated for this award is an honour and testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone working for PAB. We have ambitious plans for growth and development and our innovative approach to new technologies plays a big part in our success. We are looking forward to attending the Innovate UK at the awards ceremony in Parliament later this month
Jim Cunningham, Member of Parliament for Coventry South said;
I congratulate PAB Coventry on being nominated for this innovative small business award. Small businesses are vital to a successful economy, providing local jobs and training to their area. In Coventry we are fortunate to have so many successful small businesses like PAB Coventry who not only support the local jobs market but engage in innovative development and growth to build for the future. I wish PAB Coventry the best of luck and very much hope they are able to bring home the award to celebrate their continued innovative approach to business and development.
Innovate UK Chief Executive Ruth McKernan said: Our small business awards showcase the stories behind some of the excellent new innovations that Innovate UK helps to get closer to market every year. They also help Parliamentarians see how vital business-led innovation is to growing the economy and any industrial strategy. I want to congratulate PAB on being shortlisted for an award and Im looking forward to meeting them in Parliament and hopefully sending them back with an award.
The awards will be presented by Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson MP, and Chief Executive of Innovate UK, Dr Ruth McKernan on 25 October in the House of Commons.Since 2007 Innovate UK has invested around £1.8 billion in innovation, which has been more than matched by the private sector returning up to £13.1 billion to the economy. Innovate UK has supported innovation in 7,600 organisations, creating around 55,000 new jobs more than 7 for each company we have worked with.