The company has received an innovation award at Insider Media’s Made in the North East awards, which celebrates the manufacturing industry in the north east of England. The Made in the North East award reflects their commitment to the local manufacturing industry – but the business also has global aspirations.
In October 2016, the business received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, reflective of the global approach the business takes in the export of its products. While this was its first win in the innovation category, Walker Filtration has now been awarded the Queen’s Award five times in their 30-year history. On the presentation of the award, Mrs. Susan Windfield, OBE, gave the engineering business praise for sticking to its origins but achieving worldwide success.
Walker Filtration also helped local children in 2016, working alongside the Engineering Development Trust to liaise with Newcastle Royal Grammar School to get students on an Engineering in Education Scheme (EES.) This project was a six-month ‘hands-on’ work experience period to encourage future engineers.