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The Manufacturer MX (manufacturing excellence) awards partner with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Together, they recognise outstanding manufacturing businesses across the country.

At this year’s ceremony Tharsus was named winner in the Most Progressive SME category- recognising Tharsus’ pioneering business model.  

But what is our business model? Well, we partner with our customers, to navigate them along a journey of in-house design and manufacture, to develop highly agile and innovative strategic machines. These unique products are tailored to solve customers’ specific problems and develop their businesses. Most importantly, they can sustain competitive advantage in their market.

The judging panel felt this set an important example to businesses globally of how growth can really be accelerated through effective collaboration.

We were also shortlisted in both the Innovation and Design and Leadership and Strategy categories. These also show the success of our unique business model and our approach to developing strategic machines for companies new to product-ownership.

Brian Palmer John Lucas and Gordon Ramsey from Tharsus with award

Tharsus CEO Brian Palmer said:

It’s hugely rewarding to see our unique business model recognised in this way and exciting to see how we are quickly becoming the go-to collaborator for partners seeking strategic machine solutions to transform their businesses.

“While our experience has broadened considerably with the projects we have co delivered, we’ve never lost of sight of how fast the industry is changing. Agility and co-operation are key ingredients in our business model and we thank the judging panel for their endorsement.

Matt Rooney, Engineering Policy Adviser at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said:

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers are delighted to maintain our partnership with the TMMX Awards, which recognise excellence across UK manufacturing.

He added:

Manufacturing is one of the major drivers of our economy and in order to remain so, the sector will need to adapt to a fast-changing technological landscape. Congratulations to the winners. Everyone who took part is a great credit to the manufacturing industry and the UK engineering profession.