A fire at the workshop at Pontmorlais meant that MTIB had to relocate to the site at Maesgwynne, Cefn Coed. We also operated a shop at the top of Pontmorlais that sold products we made in the factory, directly to the public. MTIB developed its supported placement scheme, placing individuals with local organisations who provide them with training, employment and allowed them the opportunity to develop personally. MTIB achieves the Investors in People standard in its 75th anniversary year and wins the People Development Prize at the Wales Quality Awards, sponsored by the Employment Services. MTIB is one of the finalists in the Western Mail Business Awards.