Manufacturing businesses across the UK are waiting to see if they will be crowned winners in one of the industry’s most prestigious awards shows.
Five months after crowning this year’s EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards winners, the 2015 shortlist is being considered in order to find the most inspiring businesses and emerging talent from the manufacturing sector.
Sponsored by Aldermore, the awards seek to reward organisations that are pushing the boundaries within their field and paving the way for a more innovative, productive and responsible era of manufacturing in the UK. Businesses have entered in eight different categories to celebrate all areas of excellence, from product design and business growth, to environmental efficiency and support for employee development.
Paul Haggerty, Group Operations Director for previous winner Richard Burbidge, explains what taking home an EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Award meant for the family firm, commenting:
“We were judged against some much larger businesses so winning the category helped the staff see just how much progress they have made in a very few years and gave a real sense of pride in the achievement. Everyone can now clearly see how what they do makes a real difference to the company and, as a result, the business is going from strength to strength with significant additional investment in plant, machinery and growth in numbers employed.”
Alongside these business accolades, the rising stars of manufacturing also have the opportunity to win one of four apprenticeship awards, highlighting the significant contribution these young minds make to the businesses they represent and signalling a bright future for the sector.
2013 winner Daniel Holland offers a word of encouragement to any individuals waiting to hear if they have been shortlisted, reporting:
“You gain exposure to industry experts in the judging phase and through the variety of companies represented at the awards’ dinner. These awards have raised my profile within Airbus, leading to me being offered a stress engineering project to lead.”
With the entries now being considered, Aldermore is delighted to see the range of businesses and apprentices to have put themselves forward for the chance to follow in the footsteps of these proud winners.
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