Solent Business SME Of The Year 2015

Innovative engineering firm Aqua Group is one of this year’s Solent Business Awards winners after being hailed as the 2015 SME of the Year during a glittering ceremony held last night <22 October> in Southampton.

The cooling specialist won the award in the light of its significant contribution to business across the region and recent export successes with its patented leak prevention system technology that guarantees water-cooling systems can operate without the threat of water seepage.

Aqua Cooling Director Kevin Lancaster said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award. The company’s growth and consistently excellent performance is testament to the strong team spirit shown by all our staff.

“I am very proud to be able to accept this accolade on behalf of everyone at Aqua Cooling and hope that being recognised as the Solent Business Awards’ SME of the Year for 2015 will spur us all on to even greater success in future.”

This year’s Solent Business Awards, run by the Business Magazine and sponsored by KPMG, NatWest, Pitmans, the University of Southampton and accountancy firm James Cowper Kreston, were awarded by BBC South Today presenter Sally Taylor at the Hilton, Ageas Bowl. The ceremony was hosted by Lord Digby Jones, a former Director of the Confederation of British Industry.

Aqua Group was one of seven SME finalists; the category was open to established businesses based in the Solent area with annual turnover of up to £10 million.