Cova wins Manufacturing Business of the Year 2017 and celebrates three decades of success

GDA_Winner_LogoCova Security Gates, the leading manufacturer of quality perimeter security equipment, has been awarded Manufacturing Business of the Year 2017 at the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. Being recognised for its continued innovation and commitment to customer service in this way comes at a significant time for Cova, with the company celebrating its 30th year in business.

One of the sponsors and judges of the Manufacturing Business of the Year category, Neil Gardner from asb law LLP, commented: “The judges from asb law selected Cova for this Award having been highly impressed with their ambition, added value and attractiveness. The business has a strong management team in place delivering and investing in a well-resourced strategic plan. Its manufacturing facility provides flexibility and innovation in the production of bespoke products, with an approach centred on health & safety, quality and efficiency. For a smaller business, their approach to governance, process and the manufacturing environment is remarkable.”

Commenting on the company’s win, Karen Deacon – Marketing Manager at Cova Security Gates – said: “It means a lot to receive such public recognition from Gatwick Diamond Business, especially at a time when we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary. Listening to our customers to ensure we adapt our products and services to meet their ever-changing needs has been key to our success over the past three decades, so it’s fantastic to have this acknowledged. On behalf of the whole team I’d like to say a huge thank you to the judges who recognised our passion and commitment to our industry, our customers for their continued trust and support, and our team for working so hard to make Cova Security Gates one of the global leaders in the manufacture of quality perimeter security equipment.”

Cova Security Gates specialises in the manufacture of bi-folding speed gates, sliding cantilevered gates, shallow mount road blockers, full depth road blockers, static bollards, rising bollards, barriers, boom barriers and pedestrian gates. With the constant threat of criminal and terrorist attack, Cova Security Gates’ PAS 68:2010 compliant crash rated range of products has been developed and installed to counter vehicle borne explosive attacks to critical national infrastructure, as well as to protect other high profile sites around the world.

 John Benton, Managing Director at Building Defence Systems commented: “I’m not surprised to hear that Cova Security Gates has won this award as they’ve always supported my projects exceptionally. We choose Cova as our preferred partner as we can trust them to deliver what they promise – exceptional quality, robust products alongside a hassle-free, turnkey solution, from the design, manufacture and installation process, right through to after sales support and maintenance packages.”

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards celebrate people and businesses which have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real commitment to the sub-region. The awards have become a major fixture on the region’s business calendar, celebrating the best companies and business leaders across the Gatwick Diamond. This year’s winners were unveiled at the 9th Annual Gatwick Diamond Business Awards at the Effingham Park Hotel, on 16 March, 2017. The Awards were presented by the well-known writer, comedian and actor Stephen Mangan.

Photo: Cova Security Gates receive Gatwick Diamond Business Award for Manufacturing Business of the Year 2017. Pictured (left to right): Stephen Mangan, writer, actor and presenter of the Awards. From Cova Security Gates, Jon Trott, Compliance Manager; Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director; Karen Deacon, Marketing Manager; Paul Mutter, International Account Manager; Kevin Conway, Production Manager. From asb Law LLP, Neil Gardner,


Posted: April  2017