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LEC Resident Company Makes Finals of High Growth Business 2011

LEC Resident Company The REACH Centre were one of only three finalists in the Special Category Award of High Growth Business of the Year in The North of England Excellence Awards 2011.

The North of England Excellence Awards are widely regarded as the North's most prestigious awards. The Awards are supported and endorsed by the British Quality Foundation and the Chartered Quality Institute and have been held annually since 1994.

Around 400 business people attended the awards ceremony at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, where the guest speakers were James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, and Adrian Van Klaveren, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live.

David Teale, chief executive of North of England Excellence, said: "Our finalists demonstrate the strength of business practice across the North. These awards quite rightly highlight and celebrate the success of businesses committed to continual improvement and innovation, with management and staff at all levels working together to deliver outstanding results."

The REACH Centre, based in LEC, is a leading global supplier of chemical and regulatory services to industry. Their internationally renowned team of scientific and regulatory experts impart their knowledge to enable clients to make intelligent and informed decisions to effectively manage and comply with current and future chemical legislation. The REACH Centre is active in various market sectors and one of the leading global providers of REACH services to industry, with offices in the UK (Lancaster) and Italy (Venice) and in Japan (Tokyo) through an affiliate organization, JEMAI.

Clients include chemical manufacturers, formulators, importers, distributors, and retailers. Their consultants are among Europe's most renowned REACH experts and their in-depth regulatory knowledge is reinforced by excellent technical and legal expertise. The business has gone from strength to strength and has benefited from support from 3 University Centres, as well as support from Lancaster City Council and the North West Regional Development Agency.

CEO Jonathan Lutwyche attended the Awards Ceremony in with LEC's Business Development Manager Martin Gilmore, pictured above "We were very pleased to make this year's final of the High Growth Business of the Year in The North of England Excellence Awards. 2011 has been an amazing year for us...and we continue to thrive in the supportive environment LEC offers."

Jonathan Lutwyche, CEO of The REACH Centre Ltd.

Mon 19 December 2011