The UK’s largest national catering butcher (and Microsoft Dynamics AX customer) has won the prestigious 2011 IT Manufacturer of the Year Award at an annual black tie gala dinner and ceremony at Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester.

Fairfax Meadow overcame stiff competition and a gruelling judging panel of industry experts to claim the prize in front of over 550 invited guests from all corners of UK manufacturing.

Tony Carlisle, IT Manager for Fairfax Meadow commented, “We’re delighted to win this award. With the work we’ve done with both Columbus and Microsoft to optimise our Microsoft Dynamics AX business system, we felt we had a strong case for doing well in the competition, but it still came as a nice surprise to win. This award is testament to the hard work that’s gone in to making our ERP system a success.”

Each contestant’s application was scrutinised by a panel of senior manufacturing experts, where they had to demonstrate how IT had made a strong and tangible difference to the business and how technology had supported a clear business strategy. The full case study about Fairfax Meadow can be found at www.columbusglobal.com

The annual awards ceremony is hosted by national manufacturing publication, The Manufacturer. The Manufacturer of the Year Awards includes a range of award categories across all disciplines of manufacturing, and helps to champion best practice.

Below you’ll find the very proud Tony and Kevin with said award! Congratulations Fairfax!

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Posted By Fee Nolan