Telford-based thermal insulation specialist Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI) has been honoured at the UK’s cold chain industry awards.

The company, based at Stafford Park, picked up the Materials Handling Equipment Provider of the Year trophy at the TCS&D Awards last night, held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

The category was open to any manufacturer supplying the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry.

Judges said they were looking for a range of products, or single product which demonstrates customers’ needs and enhances the work environment of a site.

And the Telford firm's Tempro roll cage liners, used by Co-op to protect their bananas, wowed the panel enough for them to give the company this prestigious award.

Dave Arthur and Ross Clarke from SMI are pictured on stage with the trophy.