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A1 scoops two Chamber awards

A1 Flue System is celebrating after winning two East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

As a company we picked up the Manufacturer of the Year and 19-year-old Jack Cranmer from our Estimating Department won Apprentice of the Year.

Our director TJ was delighted to receive the award, which caps a stellar year that has seen us achieve record orders and also secured a number of high-profile projects. For example, in January this year we announced a deal which will see A1’s flue systems installed inside the iconic towers that are being dismantled and rebuilt as part of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in London.

“Making the shortlist in two categories for the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards was a fantastic achievement - but to win two awards is absolutely incredible,” said TJ.

“Being recognised as the region’s Manufacturer of the Year is a wonderful accolade and it is high praise for passion, dedication and commitment for everyone who works at A1 Flue Systems.

‘We work in a very challenging sector and projects are still hard fought and hard won - so winning two such prestigious and coveted awards vindicates our belief in our continued drive to remain 8-10 years ahead of the rest of the market.”

Whilst we are delighted to be crowned Manufacturer of the Year, everyone at A1 is over the moon that Jack picked up his award - as it highlights the future is looking equally bright for the company.

Our director John said: “Ours is a niche industry and we recognise that we have to develop our own talent for the future through our Flue School programme. Jack is a shining example how we are nurturing exceptional young people to be the next generation of A1 Flue Systems.

“Jack has shown himself to be a very capable young man and is already working at a level beyond his years. The Estimating Team pass all Scottish projects to Jack, and his ability to produce accurate estimates utilising the most efficient flue and chimney systems has been one of the key reasons why A1 has seen an 80% increase in the amount of projects that the company is securing in Scotland.

Jack joined A1 on the advice of his grandfather who was the first employee of the company when it was founded in 1973.

He said: “My family were very supportive in suggesting joining A1 and apprenticeship has been a great pathway into a career that I love. Winning the award was amazing and it was great that so many of my colleagues and family were there to share the occasion with me.”