2015 was quite a year for KMF
It's not until you take five minutes to reflect on the last 12 months that you realise the significant achievements and accomplishments throughout the year.
2015 has been a great year for KMF and here are some of the highlights:
In January, KMF was recognised as a Top 100 Apprentice Employer by the National Apprentice Service & City & Guilds.
KMF placed a record order with Trumpf UK, investing heavily into the latest technology benefitting customers through quality, cost and delivery. Significant investment into machinery was also made at the KMF Slovakian facility.
The KMF Young Engineer of the Year 2015 was a huge success, and the company has now engaged with over 100,000 students. This competition has gone from strength to strength; the current project is record-breaking and challenges Year 10 students to send Go-Pro cameras into space.
Newly appointed, Jon Eeles was welcomed to the business to assist with strategic growth, as Financial Director he has a pivotal part to play in the future growth of KMF.
KMF's Travers Wallett took on the challenge of a lifetime and came out victorious raising a substantial amount of money for local charity, the Donna Louise Hospice. Travers rowed from Tower Bridge in London to the Eifel Tower, an incredible 450 nautical miles.
KMF sets up its first Charity Committee to help drive the many activities the company and its staff undertake to raise funds for local charities and chose to support Dougie Mac, Donna Louise and North Staffs Carers Association.
KMF was crowned Business of the Year 2015 at the Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards.
Four KMF Apprentices take part in the National Skills competition and come out on top clinching Gold and Silver.
KMF took on their largest cohort of apprentices, as the business apprentices will be at the heart of the company's recruitment strategy.
KMF became Principal Community Partner for Stoke City Community Trust.
Managing Director, Gareth Higgins was recognised by The Manufacturer magazine as an 'exemplar' within the Top 20 of the 100 individuals acknowledged by the annual award.
KMF apprentice, Ryan Murphy is invited to the Royal Garden party for his work with the Gulf War Memorial fund.
Quite a year and it doesn't stop there! 2016 is set to be a year of significant growth for KMF as the business sets out on its journey to almost double its turnover by 2021.
The staff at KMF would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!