Bosses at a Kent manufacturing plant rubbed shoulders with BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern as they picked up two industry awards.
The business correspondent gave Manston-based Cummins Power Generation the prizes for improved plant and best export at the UK Best Factory Awards 2013.
Cummins Power Generation operations leader Craig Thomas, left, with BBC presenter Steph McGovern and HHP Flowline operator Nik Smirnovs
Held in London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue, 300 manufacturing bosses heard how Cummins has improved shop-floor productivity, delivery times and customer service.
The firm – which employs 600 staff at its 137,000sqft site – was also recognised for its investment in overseas trade.
Plant manager Marco Carini said: “The whole team has been working towards this goal as part of our five-year strategy to make the Kent plant world-class in all aspects of operational excellence.”