A Ripon engineering company, who are the country’s largest producer of gritters, have been shortlisted for a hat-trick of regional awards.

Family-owned Econ Engineering is nominated in the Family Business and SME categories in the Institute of Directors (IoD) Yorkshire & North East Director of the Year Awards, and in the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards’ Rural category.

The business, which last year celebrated its golden anniversary, manufactures more than 80 per cent of the winter maintenance and repair vehicles used on Britain’s roads, with a hire fleet of more than 850 vehicles.

Econ Engineering

Ripon-based Econ Engineering are the largest manufacturer of gritters in the UK.

Econ Engineering director Jonathan Lupton said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for these three prestigious awards. In what has been an extremely challenging year for every business, it’s fantastic to be recognised in this way.

“These nominations are a testament to the entire Econ team, many of whom have been with us for ten years plus, and their skills and efforts to ensure we remain industry leaders.”

Both the IoD Yorkshire & North East Director of the Year Awards and The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards ceremony are being held virtually on Wednesday 4th November.

Further information about Econ Engineering is available from its website.

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