PRESS RELEASE – 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

Trochilics, the holding company of Coborn Engineering Co. Ltd, has been identified in London Stock Exchange's '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' report 2015.

Trochilics has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

To be included in the list, Trochilics needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming its industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at

Steve Westlake, Managing Director of Trochilics commented: "This is further recognition of our growth over the last few years and is a result of all the employees' contribution to the Coborn and Trochilics business"

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: "This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange's broader campaign to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and to create an entrepreneurship revolution. I'm delighted that a strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies has been created to support these inspiring businesses."

The Plimsoll Analysis

Precision Engineers, individually assesses the 1500 companies using the proven Plimsoll Model. The model highlights the latest performance of each company and separates those in trouble from those getting it right.

This Year COBORN ENGINEERING has been rated as "STRONG" in the new analysis of the UK's 1500 largest Precision Engineers. This is the highest accolade awarded and reflects excellent performance over the last 12 months.

What is more impressive is that this has been achieved in a difficult marketplace where 235 other engineering companies accessed were/are in financial danger and a record number are making a loss.

"Diamond Processing Machine Manufacturers commended for marvellous management"

Coborn Engineering, a Machine Builder heavily involved in the processing of Super Hard Materials for the last 6 decades based in Romford, England has been highly commended in the Outstanding Organisation category at the CMI National Management & Leadership Awards ceremony in central London. The prestigious annual Awards celebrate the achievements and expertise of the UK's best managers and management teams.

Coborn Engineering's success flies the flag for high quality management and leadership in the Diamond industry and the benefits it brings, setting a fantastic example for other organisations.

John Innocent said of the achievement: Having worked at Coborn for over 52 years, I cannot tell you how proud I am that the Management and Sub-Teams at Coborn have pushed us forward to new heights. This award shows continual development when many other companies in the Manufacturing sector are struggling. Our NML Outstanding Organisation 2013 Award follows our Havering Business Award in 2010, and Queens Award for Enterprise in 2012. We have also received commendation for our apprentice scheme, which has seen over 150 local residents join Coborn at 16, most not leaving until retirement, this commitment and loyalty is rewarded today "

Coborn were rewarded with this accolade, for their continual growth in foreign markets, whist the world trend has been a downturn in production during the global recession. It has been noted the highly successful Apprentice scheme, and the other awards bestowed on the company in recent years, as what made Coborn Engineering Outstanding in not just their fiels but UK industry as a whole..

The Awards judge organisations, teams and individual managers by looking at issues including financial success, governance, people management, communications, ethics, sustainability and learning. A total of nine CMI National Management & Leadership Awards were presented by CMI (the Chartered Management Institute) in categories including Outstanding Leader, Young Achiever and Social Responsibility.

CMI's Chief Executive, Ann Francke, said: "While the UK economy is showing signs of growth, there's still a long way to go. The National Management and Leadership Awards highlight the many managers who are excelling just when they're needed most and CobornEngineering shows that great management and leadership makes all the difference. Coborn can be very proud to have been highly commended by the judges. Many congratulations."

The full list of overall winners is:

Management Team of the Year – North West Ambulance Service, Bolton

Social Responsibility – ShredBank, Belfast

The Change Management Award – Speedy, Merseyside

Outstanding Leader – Edward Vera-Cruz, Head of Procurement & Contract Services, West Sussex County Council

IC Consultant Award – Dr Rosalind Bergemann, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Consultant, Globalite Management Services, London

Outstanding Organisation – Winners -Moorhouse Consulting, London


Award for the Young Achiever – Sabrina Ihaddaden, Chair of the Postgraduate Board, Lancaster University

Training Provider – Premier Partnership, Doncaster

Training & Develop Manager – Richard French–Lowe, Workforce Development Manager, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, London

CMI, the only chartered professional body dedicated to improving standards of management and leadership, runs the CMI National Management & Leadership Awards each year to recognise and celebrate the best managers and management across the country. For more information about the Awards and CMI, visit

New Coborn Director - Matthew Innocent

Matthew.L.Innocent BEng, Grandson of the founder, and son of current chairman, with parts for a 1 million pound Diamond Polishing motor order recently secured by Coborn Engineering

It is with honour that COBORN has appointed Matthew Innocent (35) to the Board of Directors on 1st November 2012

International Pool Finals 2012

Darren Thomas

Darren Thomas (24) an employee since he was 16, who has honed his skills on the company pool table; was this year selected to represent England at the International Pool Finals held in Dublin. Coborn gladly sponsored Darren, who helped the English Blackball Pool Federation Team reach the Quarter Finals, and he proudly wore the Coborn Logo on his arm in every match.

Coborn Presented Queens Award for Enterprise - June 2012

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Article on The Manufacturer website

Andrew Rosindell MP visit to Coborn Engineering 2011

L-R: Martin Setter (Quality & Control Manager), John L Innocent (Chairman), Rt Hon Andrew Rosindell MP, John Maxwell (Technical Director), Matthew L Innocent (General Works Manager), Luan Zyka (Laser Specialist)

Andrew Rosindell the Conservative Member of Parliament for Romford since 2001 visited Coborn to commend the company on their recent local Business award and recent nomination to the National Business awards; also to affirm the induction of Coborn to the MADE IN BRITAIN map, a map displaying/celebrating the Best of British Manufacture made up of one company per constituency, formed by the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group.

NEWSLETTER - June 2011

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AWARD - Havering Business of the Year 2010

Coborn Won the Havering Business of the Year Award for 2010, at a Black Tie ceremony held on Friday 1st October
Pictured (left to right): Carolyn Innocent, John Maxwell, Karen Hustwitt, John Innocent (Chairman), Ardeep Singh Kohli (Host), Jeremy West (Sponsor),
Paul Robins, Vince Leatt, Councillor Michael White

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