Organized by the regional title Business Weekly, the awards have been held annually since 1990 and are designed to reflect the strength of business in the East of England and to provide the inside track on the companies that will shape the growth of the region’s economy in the years ahead. The judging panel is drawn from regional business chiefs and academia.
Presenting the trophy, Adrian Seagars of Birketts LLP pointed to Domino’s record of unbroken growth over the 32 years since its foundation, and to the company’s success in the UK PLC Awards. The award was accepted by Domino’s Group Finance Director Andrew Herbert and Group HR Director Vicki Sanderson.
“This rounds off a remarkable month for Domino,” says Herbert. “Having been recognized nationally at the PLC Awards, it’s very rewarding to receive this tribute from business leaders and academics in our region – one of the most dynamic in the UK.
“Last year we made a record investment of £15.6 million in new product development, which provide the platform for sustainable success. We also strengthened our global support network to guarantee the high standards our customers expect and this too has paid dividends, with a return to sales growth evident in every region,” he concludes.
Founded in 1978, Domino manufactures coding, marking and printing technologies that satisfy the compliance and productivity requirements of manufacturers. Inkjet, laser, print and apply and thermal transfer overprinting technologies are deployed for the application of variable data, bar codes and traceability codes onto product and packaging, across many industrial sectors, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial products.
In 2009-10 the Domino Group (Domino Printing Sciences plc) achieved a turnover of £300 million; it is listed in the FTSE 250 share index on the London Stock Exchange. The group employs 2,150 people worldwide and sells to more than 120 countries through a network of 25 subsidiary offices and more than 200 distributors. Manufacturing facilities are in China, Germany, India, Sweden, UK, and USA.