Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards

On Thursday 11th of November, PCE attended the 2021 Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft and Waveney Business Awards held at the Ivy House Country Hotel. The evening was a great success, with the Suffolk Chamber and the Ivy House team putting on a fantastic event, celebrating all the successful and entrepreneurial businesses the region has to offer. This event was just one of many PCE Automation have to look forward to this year, with events such as the Plastic Industry Awards and Suffolk Chamber Business Awards up and coming in which PCE are also finalists.

The Business of the Year Award

With the awards ceremony underway, the present members of the PCE team got to acknowledge some of the great companies within the Lowestoft and Waveney region. One of the members was PCE apprentice Jack Howlett, who, after winning the East Coast College Engineering Apprentice of the Year, made it to the finals of the Lowestoft and Waveney Apprentice of the Year Award.

The hard work and dedication which got Jack nominated for apprentice of the year epitomises the effort given by the PCE team as a whole and embodies PCE’s values: it is with this remarkable effort given every day that PCE were named Lowestoft and Waveney Business of the Year 2021. MD James Cook emphasises this, praising the team for their ‘endless commitment to providing ground-breaking engineering and their dedication in helping PCE maintain a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation’.

The panel judging the Business of the Year Award looked for evidence of a good business vision, good leadership, innovative ideas and continuous investment. Beyond PCE’s recent success with the Queen’s Award and international exports, PCE’s commitment to hiring apprentices and the companies future investment plans were recognised. This is the second time PCE have won the Lowestoft and Waveney Business of the Year award, having also won it in 2018 alongside the Growing Business of the Year Award.