The largest supplier of CNC machine tools in the UK, XYZ Machine Tools, has qualified as a Beacon company business having demonstrated an outstanding business achievement across a key business benchmarks. The"brainchild of the Southwest Regional Development Agency (SWRDA), UK, Beacon South West has, since its launch in November 2004., brought together some of the regions most forward thinking and ambitious companies. To qualify as a Beacon company ,businesses are required to demonstrate outstanding business achievement,including profitability, productivity,good business practice, value added or turnover per employee, and execution of a clear business strategy, across a range of key business benchmarks. Nigel Atherton ,M.D ,XYZ Machine Tools,said that the award recognised the hard work and team effort that hasd contributed to the companys success. XYZ supplies manual milling, turning, grinding machines, five-axis machining centres,driven tool turning centres,and CNC lathes and CNC bridge mills.