Manufacturer of the Year 2004

Eight Inch

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About the business

Developed by the owner, Gary Nicholson, whilst still at University in Sheffield, Eight Inch produces a unique product called TTURA. Made from recycled glass and solvent free resins, the product is of similar quality and appeal of stone or granite surfaces and provides an extremely hard-wearing work surface suitable for use in kitchens, restaurants and bars.

Judges’ comments

The judges couldn’t fail to be impressed by this innovative business. Gary’s fantastic levels of commitment, energy and belief in his product have meant that Eight Inch is proving to be a huge success story.

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