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The MIA’S Business Excellence Awards Recognise another Successful Year for the UK Motorsport Industry

20 Jan 2012

The British motorsport industry has emerged from a challenging 2011 with flying colours, and remains an outstanding example by which other high-tech sectors should be judged. This success was marked by the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) coveted Business Excellence Awards, during its prestigious annual dinner at the NEC, Birmingham. These covered seven important yet separate business categories.

First presented in 1995, the MIA Business Excellence Awards were created to recognise excellence at all levels within the motorsport and high performance engineering industry.

The 2011 winners, in the seven categories, were:

Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Xtrac)
Winner: Ricardo

Teamwork Award (sponsored by Travelers)
Winner: Red Bull Racing

Small Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership)
Winner: Anglo American Oil

Export Achievement Award (sponsored by Performance Racing Industry, USA)
Winner: D C Electronics

New Markets Award (sponsored by FARO)
Winner: Lifeline Fire and Safety Ltd

Technology and Innovation Award (sponsored by Ricardo)
Winner: Flybrid Systems

Service to the Industry Award (Desk Top Engineering)
Winner: Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground

As winners of the MIA Business of the Year, Ricardo has had a superb year and successfully secured new contracts in all areas of the business. It has a number of new long-term contracts in place with blue chip manufacturers, to provide growth and increased stability for the future in the motorsports sector.

The sell-out MIA Awards Dinner was attended by an audience of 500 senior executives from the international motorsport business community. The main event was supported by Xtrac, Performance Racing Industry, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, FARO, Travelers, Desktop Engineering, Ricardo and Autosport International.

All companies in the motorsport industry are eligible for the MIA’s sought-after awards. Nominations are made by MIA members – so it is the recognition of its peers that makes these accolades especially meaningful to the winners.

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