Ely Business Awards: Exclusive Q&A with Ellutia Ltd – last year’s ‘excellent example’ Innovation Award winner

PUBLISHED: 10:39 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:39 25 April 2018

Interview with 2017�s �Innovation Award� winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted

Interview with 2017�s �Innovation Award� winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted

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The Innovation Award is one of the most popular categories in the Ely Business Awards – entrants must show how they have introduced new ideas, techniques and technology into their business.

Interview with 2017’s ‘Innovation Award’ winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted Interview with 2017’s ‘Innovation Award’ winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted

To enter, businesses must outline their organisation, explain what the idea or product is, how they have implemented or developed it and what the impact has been.

Last year’s winner was Ellutia Ltd, a research and development company, the judges said: “They [Ellutia] are an excellent example of innovation which has an impact on a global scale, and are leaders in this technology.”

We spoke to the Ellutia team about their 2017 win:

Briefly what has happened since winning the Innovation Award?

Interview with 2017’s ‘Innovation Award’ winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted Interview with 2017’s ‘Innovation Award’ winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted

“It has certainly made a positive impact to employees’ in the company and receiving recognition boosts moral.

“We dedicated this award to them as well as the managing director Phillip James whom after 25 years developing and manufacturing GC instrumentation was recognised for his expertise in the GC instrumentation world.”

What have been the company’s main challenges in 2017/18?

“Ellutia are a manufacturing, research and development and science company.

Interview with 2017’s ‘Innovation Award’ winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: SubmittedInterview with 2017’s ‘Innovation Award’ winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted

“We have found it challenging finding the right candidates for jobs with all the right expertise and experience.”

What has been your biggest success in 2017/18?

“Winning the Innovation Award was a major success along with moving into our new bespoke headquarters at the beginning of January 2017.

“This has given us the room to grow/expand the business along with providing training facilities to new and existing customers and distributors from all over the world.”

Interview with 2017�s �Innovation Award� winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted Interview with 2017�s �Innovation Award� winner Ellutia Ltd ahead of the 2018 Ely Business Awards. PHOTO: Submitted

What did winning the awards mean to you and what would you say to businesses thinking about entering the awards for the first time?

“Winning was a tremendous feel good feeling for Ellutia not only for staff and director’s but customers were so thrilled.

“I believe winning this award has opened new doors for Ellutia and people are now looking at us in a different way. I would certainly recommend businesses to enter.”

This year, The Innovation Award will be sponsored by East Cambridgeshire District Council – EEC is the council’s economic development team, which provides business support, information and advice to local companies, while working hard to attract important inward investment to the area and supporting business growth.

For more information about the work of EEC and the support available for local businesses, including the apprenticeship scheme, please contact tel: 01353 644 007 or visit: www.enterpriseeastcambs.co.uk

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