The Birmingham-based engineering firm ADI Group
was recently named ‘Large Business of the Year’ in the annual West Midlands Business Masters Awards
. It is the second award win in as many months for the company, following its victory at the Insider Made in the Midlands Awards 2021
ceremony, where it was honoured with the Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Scheme accolade.
The latest victory for the multi-disciplined firm comes after a challenging year for the manufacturing sector. At the height of the pandemic, ADI Group delivered vital engineering support, working with the food and beverage sector, as well as the fuel distribution network, meeting ‘unforeseen demand’; and while firms across the regions were reducing staff numbers, the business was able to not only retain its workforce but also increase it.
Alan Lusty, ADI Group’s CEO (pictured), who founded the company over 30 years ago, said: “It is an honour to have received acknowledgment for our efforts after an especially hard period for the sectors we work within. The past year has hardened our belief in the quality of our staff, who were able to adapt to rapidly changing client needs. We achieved this while continuing to contribute locally.”
Sustainability is an increasing focus for ADI Group, and the two awards were accompanied by a nomination for sustainability practices. Last June, the company introduced its ‘Combined Heat and Power (CHP) operational and funding model’, an electricity generation process, allied to funding that gives the client a Capex-free (capital expenditure) solution.
Mr Lusty added: “The Government has backed the CHP approach. It estimates a carbon-emissions reduction of around 30%, and operators are said to typically save around 20% on energy bills. We understand the importance to the industry and to our clients of moderating CO2
production. Becoming a responsible, sustainable business has been — and continues to be — an ADI Group priority.”