VHR finish in the top 15 companies in the European Export Awards 2000 sponsored by Barclays Bank. It was a tremendous acheivement for such a small company. Only three companies from South Yorkshire including VHR reached this stage of the finals. Local rivals were Swann Morton (Surgical blades) and AES (Precision steel seals), both £multi-million companies, 80 and 20 years old respectively. AES finally won the national competition and we congratulate them.