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WDS Components triumphs at MAKE UK Awards 2023

21st November 2023

We are proud to announce that WDS Components has been named Regional Winner for the “Small Medium Enterprise (SME) of the Year” in the Northeast, Yorkshire and Humberside category at the prestigious MAKE UK Manufacturing Awards 2023.

This accolade is a testament to WDS’ unwavering commitment to excellence in the manufacturing sector. WDS’ journey to this achievement began with a detailed submission, highlighting its heritage, investments in the business and dedication to manufacturing in the UK. Over the past two years, the company has invested in its people, training, new machinery, stockholding and an enhanced website. These collective efforts have not only optimised its operational efficiency, but also reinforced its position as a leader in the engineering and manufacturing industry.

Mark Moody, Sales and Marketing Director at WDS, expressed his delight at this recognition, noting that it was unexpected, yet highly gratifying, especially considering the calibre of the competition. “To be recognised among such esteemed companies is truly an honour. This award is not just for WDS Components, but for every member of our team whose hard work and dedication have made this possible,” said Mark.

WDS Components, known for its extensive range of engineering parts, has been a beacon of innovation and reliability in the industry for over 70 years. This award serves as a validation of the collective efforts as well as a symbol of trust and quality in the manufacturing sector. It’s not just about being a supplier of components; its being recognised as a manufacturer that upholds the highest standards of quality and service.

As WDS celebrates this achievement, it is also looking forwards to the national awards in January, where it has been shortlisted. This recognition propels the company further into its mission to deliver exceptional value and service to its customers. Its team are hopeful that this accolade will enhance its brand value and recognition in the wider manufacturing landscape.

Mark concluded: “I would like to extend my thanks to MAKE UK for this honour, and to my dedicated team of employees, whose tireless efforts have made this possible. This award is a reflection of our collective commitment to excellence and our continuous pursuit of innovation and quality in everything we do.”

Image 1: WDS Components Ltd. was named Regional Winner at MAKE UK Manufacturing Awards 2023. (Left to Right – Edward Arnott – WDS Sales Manager, Mark Moody – WDS Sales & Marketing Director, Dawn Huntford – MAKE UK – Region Director North)

About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.

We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

Further Information:

Editorial Contact: Liz Patrick

Tel: +44 (0)1905 917477



Address: Progress House, Midland Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 1AQ, United Kingdom

Reader Contact:

WDS Components: Mark Moody

Tel: +44 (0)113 2909852



Address: Richardshaw Road, Grangefield Industrial Estate, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6LE, United Kingdom