Business of the Year Nominees


Category criteria

  • The Business of the Year category is open to businesses with an annual turnover of more than £5 million.
  • Entrants should demonstrate outstanding success during their most recent full financial year.
  • Success can be judged on metrics ranging from exceptional growth and increased trading profit through to the development of services, developing staff, products or new production techniques.
  • The judges will welcome entries from businesses committed to corporate social responsibility.

Therser UK

Business of the Year entrant

Already the UK’s largest kiln and furnace manufacturing company, Therser UK has now established itself as the country’s leading manufacturer of hydrogen kilns - a testament to its commitment to innovation and sustainable industrial practices.
The Burslem-based company was founded in 2009 and has a multi-million-pound turnover which it has a strategy to increase year-on-year for the next three years.
It manufactures industrial kilns, furnaces and dryers and is increasingly working on sustainably powered kilns.
A Therser spokesman said: “Our advanced technology in kiln design and production sets us apart, highlighting a significant shift towards environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.
“Therser UK’s expertise in hydrogen kiln technology not only reflects our leadership in the field but also aligns with the growing global emphasis on reducing carbon emissions in industrial operations.
“Our pioneering work in this area underscores the UK’s role in advancing green manufacturing technologies.”
The company’s management team has more than 150 years of accumulative experience in the thermal sector and deliberately chose to site the business in the very heart of the UK’s ceramics industry.
In addition to manufacturing new kilns and furnaces for customers Therser repairs, refurbishes and relocates specialist equipment. Its staff have relocated complete factories as well as individual industrial machinery units.
Therser UK has entered the Business of the Year and Innovation Award categories of the Staffordshire University Business Awards.

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