Double Success For Glassmaker

A Wolverhampton glassmaker has proved he is a clear example of manufacturing success, after being crowned the Black Country's African Caribbean Businessman of the Year.

Evan Watson, of Watson's Glass, took the prestigious award at the African Caribbean Business Federation Awards at the Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill.He received the overall prize and the Manufacturing Award from BBC TV presenter Michelle Robinson.

Founded 25 years ago, Watson's Glass has vast experience in a fast-moving engineering at its 50,000 square foot headquarters.

The company has seen its growth enhanced by a recent £3 million investment in computer-controlled machinery and processing systems and has seen turnover grow to more than £9 million.

Paul Udenze and Charles Nwachukwu of Britchem Products took both the Business Start-Up and International Trade Awards for their chemical blending and canning company, which manufactures auto body filler paste, wood lacquer and recycled paint thinners that are exported to West Africa.

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