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A leading engineering firm with an enviable reputation for quality is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Microtech Precision was founded at Bersham Enterprise Centre, near Wrexham, in 1989 and the high tech company now employs 17 people.

They not only survived but thrived during the recession and are now the most prominent sub contract machining facility in the area.

They also manufacture and supply components that are used globally in a variety of industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical, optical, medical and food and beverage canning.

Directors Vaughan Hughes and Duncan Evans have been with the company from the outset.

Managing Director Brent Evans said: “I joined the company four years ago and we have been having an exciting time with levels of investment going up with new machines and new software.

“We are very optimistic as we look forward because turnover has grown by 10-15 per cent a year over the past three or four years. It’s going well.

“We are very busy at the moment, we’re always working overtime. In fact, it’s been buoyant throughout the recession.

“Our 25th anniversary has been a big year for us, so we decided to celebrate our achievements by giving something back to the community.”

The firm set up a £1,750 fund for local clubs and organisations to apply for the prize money.

The  winner of the £1,000 first prize was the KIM Inspire charity which runs Café Kim at Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Heddfan Psychiatric Unit, received a cheque for £1,000.

Meanwhile, the local junior rugby club in the village of Glyn Ceiriog, near Chirk, were awarded £500 and the 2nd Gresford Brownie Pack received £250.

Anthony Lewis, a Director of accountants Coxeys, said: “The business is a great success story and Microtech is going from strength to strength.

“Microtech is a great ambassador for local business and industry.”

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