Top accolade nomination for Alfreton fashion firm

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Alfreton businessman Christopher Nieper has been celebrating after being nominated for a top manufacturer accolade.

Christopher, managing director of fashion house David Nieper, has been included in The Manufacturer Top 100 – a list of the UK’s most inspiring individuals from the world of manufacturing.

The manufacturer is the industry’s premier national business publication. This initiative seeks to highlight the UK’s best manufacturing role models. The Top 100 are all individuals identified by readers. Shortlisted individuals are nominated for their contributions in changing the face of the industry, finding new markets, making marked investment in people, processes and customers, and for those making an impact disproportionate to their years.

Christopher said: “It’s a huge honour to have been nominated within this prestigious list, especially given some of the other personalities included. Our success is entirely down to our wonderful staff and it’s a privilege to invest in the local community and develop local skills.

“Twenty five years ago we had a huge decision to make, do we stay in Britain or do we go offshore like most other fashion manufacturing? We chose to stay in Britain and have never looked back.

“Since then the company has grown every year and we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to local British skills.”