A1 Flues
A1 Flues


A1 wins another Excellence in Manufacturing Award

A1 Flue Systems has won the Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chad Business Awards.

After being highly commended in last year’s awards, we have gone one better this year and now have another shiny new trophy for our awards cabinet.

We were on hand to pick up the award at the event at the Civic Quarter at Mansfield District Council, along with more than 200 other local firms, to celebrate the achievements of businesses across the region.

Our Director John Hamnett was chuffed to bits to win the award.

“Winning awards that reflect our commitment to manufacturing excellence is really important to us,” said John.

“We’ve had another strong year where we’ve continued to drive up the manufacturing standards we set for ourselves in order to remain the UK market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of commercial and industrial chimney, flue and exhaust systems.

“Our continued success is all down to our commitment to setting the benchmark for the rest of the industry, and we still remain the only UK company to achieve the CE Mark for an entire flue system – even though the standard became mandatory in July 2013.”

John believes that the judges were impressed that the company continues to win contracts right across the UK – from the installation of a 41 m tall chimney for the University of East Anglia to the Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in the Scottish Isles. The judges were also impressed that flues made by A1 are increasingly being installed all around the world – with flues now regularly being shipped to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and as far afield as the Falkland Islands.

He added: “As ever, receiving such accolades highlights that A1’s success is a team effort and that we are able to achieve manufacturing excellence because of the commitment, dedication and expertise of every single person at A1 – and this award is their award.”

The awards event included speeches by Mansfield Mayor Kate Allsop and Councillor Cheryl Butler (Ashfield District Council leader), as well as a performance by magician and former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Luca Gallone.