Axminster firm wins national award after saving Villager

PUBLISHED: 11:38 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:41 15 June 2010

AN Axminster company has won a brace of awards at an industry event held in Harrogate.

AN Axminster company has won a brace of awards at an industry event held in Harrogate.

Arada Fires, which has two bases on Millwey Industrial Estate and an operation in Bridport, won the Appliance of the Year award for its Villager Espirt model, the first of a new generation of stoves manufactured in Axminster.

Arada owner John Burgis said: "I see this award as recognition of all the hard work and effort that Arada and its employees have put into turning round the Villager brand over the last six months."

The award was presented at the National Fireplace Awards, staged during the Health and Home Exhibition.

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