Evoke Creative has scooped the Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Award at Business Insider’s Made the in North West awards which celebrate the best manufacturers that the region has to offer. Miri Thomas, editorial director at Insider, described the overall standard of entries as: “Fantastic, a real showcase in innovation, ambition and vision.” Evoke Creative stood out amongst their fellow nominees, with the judges recognising the company’s ability to meet the demands of supplying to blue-chip companies while retaining its bespoke, design-led ideology. Judges said Evoke displayed a “fantastic level of high tech” and praised its success in selling into large organisations.
The company also received a ‘highly commended’ in the Manufacturing Innovation Award. Dean Ward, Technical Director, said: “These awards cap a great year for everyone at Evoke and are a sign of direction we’re headed in. Our headcount has grown 40% to 49 staff over the last year and the next few months promise to be an incredibly exciting time for all of us.
The level of demand from our customers shows no signs of slowing down. We’re being continually asked to innovate and to collaborate with global companies to provide the technology that can optimise their customers’ experiences.” Driven by soaring demand from a number of blue-chip clients, including fast food group McDonald’s, Travelodge, JD Sports and Google, evoke’s turnover has rocketed 40% in the last two years to £8.9m and is forecast to jump to £15m in the year to March 31 2017. The company is now exploring possible growth in overseas markets including the US and is also investigating opening a second office and showroom in the London area.