Security products manufacturer Heald Ltd has been granted use of the ‘Made in Britain’ marque for its solutions offering.
The company designs, manufactures and installs bollards, roadblockers and barriers from its Hornsea base with the aim of preventing aggressive criminal organisations from carrying out targeted attacks on high profile sites such as Government buildings, airports and shopping centres.
The ‘Made in Britain’ marque will enable consumers to distinguish between Heald’s British-made products and other goods manufactured abroad. The logo appears on thousands of products worldwide, supporting and promoting the manufacturing skills that exist in Britain today.
Debbie Heald – part owner and managing director of Heald – told Risk UK: “I’m delighted that Heald has been accepted for the ‘Made in Britain’ initiative. We’re firmly committed to the development of manufacturing in Britain. The ‘Made in Britain’ marque will instil customer confidence, underlining the company’s high quality products and knowledge of manufacturing processes.”
Research has found that an increasing number of consumers are keen to purchase goods that they know for certain have been made in Britain, but are unable to recognise the origin of the products that they buy.
Directors of the ‘Made in Britain’ initiative include leading business figure James Bradshaw, who’s commitment to buying only British-made goods for a year attracted considerable news coverage, Kate Hills (founder of the website Make it British) and Antony Wallis of Best of Britannia.
Northern Power Women Awards
The Northern Power Women Awards seek to encourage gender diversity in the North of England and increase opportunities for women in business. The awards, which will take place on 3 March 2016 in Deansgate, Manchester, recognise positive role models who actively demonstrate their interest in transforming business culture.
Debbie Heald has been nominated for two of this year’s awards.
Heald has a keen interest in supporting women in STEM careers and hopes to use her position in the security industry to inspire others. She has been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ and ‘Small Business’ categories for 2016.
Judges of the awards include a number of leading business figures: Ali Gayward (UK commercial manager of easyJet), former business minister Jo Swinson, Carl Wood (managing director at the Trinity Mirror Group) and Damian Walters, regional director at the CBI.
“These awards top off an amazing 2015,” enthused Debbie Heald. “It’s an honour to be recognised in what are such outstanding categories, and in particular for awards that are instrumental in championing the impact female business owners have on the economy.”