Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK – ELeather has been named by Insider Media as the winner of the Made in Central and East England Manufacturer of the year 2018. The awards, now in its third year, recognise manufacturing companies based in Central and East England that demonstrate success in innovation, product development and growth in domestic and overseas markets.

Seven categories are presented on the night including Digital Engineering / Technology, Export and Manufacturer of the Year. A panel of expert judges, all based in the region, assisted Insider Media in selecting the shortlisted companies which also included SMC Pnematics, Omron Electronics and Niftylift.

ELeather was hailed for its approach to sustainability, saving thousands of tons of un-used leather from landfill to create a new category of performance material, leather fibre composite.

CEO John Kennedy states “We are delighted to accept this award as acknowledgement for ELeather’s hard work as an innovative materials technology company. Our continuous growth and expansion is reflected in this achievement.”

The insider Made in Central and East England Awards are part of a national suite of award ceremonies that Insider Media hosts throughout the UK, and as a result of winning the ‘Made in Central and East England Awards’, ELeather has been shortlisted for the 2018 ‘Made in the UK Awards’.