Bristol PR company congratulates client on major award win


Content Communications’ long-term client, Watson-Marlow Ltd, part of Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (which is owned by Spirax-Sarco plc), was awarded the prestigious PwC 2013 West of England Business of the Year Award (turnover £25M) at an awards ceremony in Bristol last week.

The awards scheme, sponsored by global professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and now in its 25th year, acknowledges various aspects of business achievement, such as financial performance, product and service innovation, business management, training, future prospects and contribution to the region.

Watson-Marlow Ltd is the world leader in the design and manufacture of peristaltic pumps and tubing. The judges were impressed by Watson-Marlow’s impressive financial performance – an average of 22% profit has been achieved over the last five years – as well as its commitment to both business and product innovation. For example, the launch of the new Qdos range of chemical metering pumps has already made a significant impact on the business, with sales targets exceeded by 200%.

watson marlowNick Morgan, PwC tax partners and chair of the judges for this category, said: “Watson-Marlow impressed the judges with its historic growth trends, the pride and passion its people have for what they do and its future outlook based on continual investment in R&D and product innovation.”

Joanna Watchman, Managing Director of technology PR company, Content Coms, said: “I’ve worked with Watson-Marlow for more than 10 years and couldn’t be happier to see the team win such a prestigious award. This is a fantastic acknowledgement of what Watson-Marlow does as a business. And it’s wonderful for the south-west region to have such a serious, committed innovator as part of its business landscape. Well done to all concerned.”