RF Engines nominated for Made By Britain Project
The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, has nominated RF Engines Ltd for the Made By Britain project.
Last month Mr Turner sought suggestions from the public and the Island’s business community for suitable nominations to be put forward to represent the Island for the project. It is a scheme organised by the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group to highlight excellence in manufacturing across the nation. Each MP has been asked to nominate a product manufactured in their constituency with the aim of drawing up a diverse and comprehensive picture of current British manufacturing.
RF Engines specialise in leading edge technologies for digital signal processing, and exports most of its products. They have won numerous electronics industry awards and their latest product ChannelCore Flex is a finalist in this year’s British Electronic Engineering Awards. The company was also a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2009.
RF Engines was unanimously selected by John Owen, Chairman of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Alan Marriott, Editor of the County Press and Claire Willis, Managing Director of Isle of Wight Radio to be nominated for the project.
Mr Turner said:
‘I am grateful to those who nominated companies and products and to John, Alan and Claire for making the final selection. There is a great deal of cutting edge technology and innovation here on the Island, so there are many worthy candidates, but sadly only one nomination can be made. RF Engines embodies the excellence in technology that Britain can be justifiably proud of, and are a prime example of innovation in a key area of advanced electronics. They are a company the Island can be very proud of.’
Dr Alex Kuhrt,CEO of RF Engines, added: ‘With so much superb competition on the Island we are delighted and honoured to have been selected to represent the Isle of Wight in such a prestigious project that highlights the ‘Best of British’
Nationally there have been a wide range of nominations for the project including ‘Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls’ nominated by Lisa Nandy MP for Wigan and the Harp Centre for Wales nominated by Mark Williams of Ceredigion as well as many perhaps more obvious suggestions.