Boxall & Edmiston are now multi-award winning gunmakers, taking home two awards from the Shropshire Star Excellence in Business awards.
The awards celebrate the diversity of businesses in Shropshire and shine a light on some of the national and international achievements.
Boxall & Edmiston were finalists for two categories, Manufacturing Champion and the Innovation in Business. The first award was judged by previous winners and category sponsor Protolabs, an international engineering company with many years experience in top end manufacture. The innovation award was judged by its sponsor Wolverhampton University who have (coincidentally) been working with Boxall & Edmiston on several major innovations in the engineering on shotguns.
The judges felt that Boxall & Edmiston’s use of technology, combined with traditional craftsmanship, deserved them the accolade of Manufacturing Champion. It was also noted that the use of technology had allowed Boxall & Edmiston to launch its range at a very different price point to the rest of the industry, without compromising quality, giving them a significant edge.
The innovation award resulted from Boxall & Edmiston’s development of the online “gun builder” tool, allowing potential clients from all over the world to configure a bespoke gun on screen. The judges felt that the technological solution to marketing was a revolution and earned the title of Innovation in Business.
The evening was held at RAF Cosford’s excellent aircraft museum and the Boxall & Edmiston team were thrilled to win both categories.
Drew Boxall – “It is always an honour to win any award and it was particularly flattering to be judged and deemed winners by Protolabs and the University. 2015 is a big year for us with our 100th gun being delivered, 16 bores being launched and the re-development of our factory site to add additional space.”
The awards are not the first time Boxall & Edmiston have been judged and will be added to last year’s accolade from the Shooting Industry awards which saw their Sideplated 12 bore over and under win the best gun over £15,000 category. This followed the highly commended award from the previous year for the round action 12 bore.
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