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Two Universal Wolf engineering apprentices at work

Employer of the Year at Chamber Business Awards 2019

2 December 2019

Another proud victory for Tharsus Group, as we claim the National Title of Employer of the Year at the Chamber Business Awards 2019.

Recognising and rewarding excellence in British business, the Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Following a rigorous judging process from hundreds of entries from Chambers across the UK, Tharsus Group won top honours for Employer of the Year 2019.

The awards went through a series of regional heats, with the companies in the North East Chamber accounting for five of the regional finalists for all the categories – the North East talent was indeed well-represented. North East companies won two of the National awards: Blyth based Tharsus Group and Durham based Beamish Museum (winners of Customer Commitment Award). Both winners are members of North East England Chamber of Commerce.
Sarah Howard, Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“Tharsus Group has worked tirelessly to create a work environment that nurtures all its employees’ talents. It’s dedicated approach to career development has seen it gain a higher profile as an employer of choice in its region. It’s inspiring to hear that Tharsus Group considers its people to be its greatest asset.”
James Dawson and John Hannah of Tharsus Ltd holding the Chamber Business Award with a representative from the Chamber
John Hannah, robotics lead at Tharsus Ltd, accepted the award on behalf of Tharsus Group. He said:
“It is tremendous honour to win the Employer of the Year Award. This achievement is another important milestone on a much longer journey for our company to become a really significant regional and national employer.
It is testament to all our team’s work in building such a strong, innovative culture that promotes personal development. The award also illustrates how we always do the right thing for our customers, our products which we develop and manufacture and our people.”
The North East victories demonstrate the high level of talent the North East has to offer, and as one of the largest private employers in the region, Tharsus Group are committed to helping develop our people and add value and prosperity to the community.
Tharsus Group consists of Tharsus Ltd and Universal Wolf. Tharsus Ltd designs and manufactures advanced machines and robots. Universal Wolf is a leader in complex sheet metal fabrication.