Lawton Tubes md Oliver Lawton (left) is congratulated on his company’s achievement by Beijer Ref UK and Ireland md John Billson

UK: Copper tube manufacturer Lawton Tubes has been named as Supplier of the Year by Beijer Ref UK and Ireland.

Oliver Lawton, md of Lawton Tubes, was presented with the special Mark Gardner Supplier award 2016 at tonight’s annual Beijer Ref suppliers’ dinner in Stockport.

This annual award is named in memory of the late Mark Gardner, former Dean & Wood finance director.

Established in 1920, the Lawton Tube Company moved into a new £4m 80,000ft² warehouse in Coventry last April.