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Wirth Research receives MIA Award for Technology and Innovation


To recognise the UK motorsport industry's high achievers from the past year, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) last night (Thursday, January 8) announced the winners of its coveted Business Excellence Awards during its annual Awards Dinner at the Autosport International Show, NEC, Birmingham.

All motorsport companies are eligible to win one of these sought-after awards, nominations for which are made by the MIA membership. This demonstrates that the winners have earned the respect and support of their industry peers, and makes the awards especially meaningful to the recipients.

Taking place on the evening of the first day of the Show (NEC, Birmingham, January 8-11), the sell-out dinner was attended by an audience of some 500 representatives of the international motorsport community. It was hosted by Autosport International with additional backing from the individual award sponsors listed below, plus: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Etihad Airways and Northamptonshire Enterprise Ltd. The guest speaker was the award winning impressionist and star of the hit TV show ‘Dead Ringers', Kevin Connelly.

The 2008 award winners in the seven key categories were as follows:

 The Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Xtrac)

Winner:                          RML

 The Teamwork Award (sponsored by MIRA)

Winner:                          Audi Sport

 The Small Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Alcon)

Winner:                          Ginetta

 The Export Achievement Award (sponsored by Performance Racing Industry - PRI)

Winner:                          Pi Research

 The Rally Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Northamptonshire Enterprise Ltd)

Winner:                          Stobart

 The Technology and Innovation Award (sponsored by Ricardo)

Winner:                          Wirth Research

 The Service to the Industry Award (sponsored by Clemson University)

Winner:                          Performance Racing Industry

 First presented in 1995, the MIA Awards were created to recognise excellence at all levels within the motorsport and high performance engineering industry.

 For further MIA press information and/or images from the awards evening please contact: Jayne Thomas at the MIA. Tel: +44 (0)2476 692600



Press release prepared for the MIA by Gordon Bruce Associates Ltd.

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