The program has been launched to mark the fourth anniversary of the Made Smarter adoption program, a government-funded initiative that helps SME manufacturers digitize, decarbonise and accelerate growth. chief.
IoT Horizon, a manufacturer of Internet of Things solutions, was among the first 19 winners of the ‘gold’ award.
Another 21 achieved ‘silver’ and 118 achieved ‘bronze’ for their dedicated approach to digital transformation.
IoT Horizon worked with Made Smarter to develop a sensor that uses the most advanced security protocols to secure sensor data and a multi-sensor platform to manage the energy and environment of the sensors. building.
The business doubled its revenue and added four new employees.
Chief Executive Officer, Deyrick Allen said: “We were one of the first companies to participate in the North West program when it was launched four years ago and we continue to be strong supporters. about the myriad benefits that digital transformation brings to the manufacturing industry.
“Made Smarter has helped with our own manufacturing processes, which in turn have helped other companies develop their solutions at home and abroad. We are extremely pleased with this award.”
To date, the Northwest program has provided specialized support to more than 2,500 businesses. Its mentors imparted expertise, impartial technology advice and digital transformation workshops to help create digital roadmaps, support skills and leadership training, and sponsor initiatives. technology project.
Made Smarter’s North West adoption program director Donna Edwards said: “The Made Smarter adoption program is a huge success story for UK manufacturing. It has inspired leadership and evoked change in hundreds of businesses through new technology and skills.
“Digital transformation can be difficult, especially in the current environment and given the challenges the field has faced in recent years, so we recognize the hard work, dedication and The forward thinking nature of these businesses and their employees is right.
“They have embraced digitization to be a leading example of UK manufacturing excellence.
“We are excited to launch our first Made Smarter Award and hope that recipients will wear them as a badge of honor to inspire those around them.”