Pocklington company Detectamet has narrowly missed out on winning a national and a regional award for its products, innovation and technology.
Detectamet, based on the industrial estate, attended the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology lecture and lunch at the Savoy Hotel in London recently.
It was nominated for the New Product of the Year award for its Detectasil® Detectable mastic, and finished runner-up.
Detectamet specialises in producing equipment predominantly for the food and drink industry that can be traceable through metal detectors.
Angela Musson, the company’s Managing Director, said: “To be recognised by the UK’s leading professional body in food technology and food safety is a major milestone in the company’s development.”
That same evening a dinner was held at York Racecourse at which business awards were presented to companies based in the York and North Yorkshire area.
Detectamet was shortlisted for the region’s Technology Business of the Year Award, and was again named runner-up.
The company is also in the running to win a Chamber Award when the British Chambers of Commerce holds its 2014 dinner and award ceremony in London.
The companies on the shortlist have all won their regional finals and Detectamet won the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce regional award for its Excellence in Innovation.
The winner of the Chamber Award will be presented with a prize of £10,000 and the finalists were asked to tell the judges what they would do with the prize.
Sean Smith, Detectamet’s CEO, said: “The recognition of Detectamet as a contender is a brilliant accolade for all our staff who have helped Detectamet grow and develop and we would like to encourage others by using the prize to initiate a research project that would contribute to the improvement of food safety.”