Housewares supplier What More UK is celebrating after receiving a national award in recognition of its home-grown manufacturing credentials.
The plasticware manufacturer’s Wham brand has been named as a runner-up in the UK Manufacturing Awards 2016, organised by Birmingham-based RH Nuttall, specialist manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of non-metallic washers, gaskets, strips, sheeting, seals and insulation.
The Awards aim to highlight and reward the very best in UK manufacturing. What More UK was nominated for the award by Made In Britain and Still Made In Britain: organisations that work to celebrate British manufacturing.
What More UK director Tony Grimshaw OBE said: “We’re very proud of our British-made roots here at What More. We are a firm set up in the heart of Lancashire that has experienced rapid growth. We manufacture more than 900 product lines from our purpose-built 500,000sq ft facility in Altham, and export to 68 countries worldwide.
“The strength and quality of UK manufacturing is something we are very passionate about, so naturally we’re pleased to be a runner-up in this year’s UK Manufacturing Awards. Our manufacturing staff, like the rest of our colleagues, are the best around and deserve this recognition for their exceptional efforts.
“We extend our congratulations to the overall winner: whistles manufacturer ACME Whistles.”
What More UK manufactures and distributes plastic housewares, gardening and storage products, from storage boxes to plant pots, pet beds, washing up bowls, buckets and bins, sold under the Wham brand. The business also has an extensive range of bakeware, including enamelware and the PushPan range of silicone sealed bakeware.
Pictured with What More UK’s Manufacturing Award are (left to right) machine operator Tomas Zablackas, works manager Garry Ireland, production supervisor Steve Smalley and setter manager Lee Smith