In January, Chemoxy were delighted to sponsor the NEPIC SME of the year award celebrating the North East of England’s best and brightest. The winner, Tomlinson Hall & Co is a Billingham based specialist pump distributor and manufacturer who were able to demonstrate a staggering 51% increase in sales in their innovative liquid ring vacuum pump Liquivac combined with significant growth across key global pump brands . The Chemoxy team of judges met with NEPIC representatives in early January to review the nominees against the criteria which included – sales growth, collaboration with other SMEs , development and community relations. Tomlinson Hall were our clear winner. For the past decade the NEPIC awards have thrown a spotlight on the North East process industry’s finest companies , brightest individuals and most inspirational schools. The event sponsors have gifted a total prize fund of over £200,000 in the last decade with over £122,000 going directly to North East Schools in support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM). Tomlinson Hall nominated Prior’s Mill Primary School in Billingham who will receive £2,000 for STEM based projects.