Local Business Wins National Award

Michael has hailed local business Winch Energy a ‘great local exporter’ following its success at prestigious award event.

Winch Energy, a global, off-grid renewable energy developer based in Sevenoaks, has been awarded ‘Export Champion’ by Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.  It is among 29 other outstanding British businesses that have been selected for distinguished programmes.

The locally-based company, founded by CEO Nicholas Wrigley, provides electricity, electric water pumping and satellite connectivity to off-grid populations in Africa. It was founded in 2016.

Michael congratulates Mr Wrigley and Winch Energy employees on their impressive award.  He said: ‘This is yet another example of business booming in Sevenoaks.  Our local trades punch above their weight not only here in the UK, but also across the world.  I am committed to ensuring that this business and great local exporters like it can seize upon the opportunities presented by Brexit and expand their global successes.’

Minister of the Year – The Spectator’s Parliamentarian Awards 2013

Michael was named the Minister of the Year recently at The Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year Awards 2013 for his current role as Minister of State for Business and Energy.

Accepting his award, Mr Fallon said:-
“I am in government to get things done and I have been very lucky to be a minister in two departments where we have been able to make things happen; from the hugely successful privatisation of the Royal Mail, to reform of the electricity market.

None of this could have been possible without the dedicated work of the alpha civil servants in both departments as well as my special Special Advisor.”