Manufacturing's Got Talent; Launch of EEF Future Manufacturing Awards

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The search is on to find the UK's best manufacturers. Businesses of all sizes and talented apprentices are invited to show how they've made it by entering the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

EEF Future Manufacturing Awards

EEF Future Manufacturing Awards - the 2011 winners

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the diverse UK manufacturing sector and the talented young apprentices who are shaping the future.

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards are free to enter and provide many opportunities to win across ten categories and at both regional and national finals. Winners and runners-up gain high profile publicity for their business, as well as the accolade of winning a prestigious industry award.

The regional and national awards recognise outstanding business performance in business growth; skills and people management; innovation; environmental achievement and export. They also celebrate the achievements of apprentices and young engineering students – saluting those young people who are the rising stars of UK manufacturing.

EEF Chief Executive Terry Scuoler said: “UK manufacturers achieve greatness, yet rarely step into the limelight. Our awards, now in the fourth year, celebrate the outstanding achievements of our diverse manufacturing sector and the talented young apprentices who are shaping the future. The awards underline the dynamic manufacturing industry that we can all be proud of, which is steering economic recovery."

The judges are seeking examples of inspiration, passion, creativity, ingenuity, and sheer hard work. Chair of Judges Professor Steve Evans of the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, said: "The EEF Awards expose the outstanding business performance and drive behind our industry, and it’s these success stories that demonstrate the important role of manufacturing in a balanced economy. We encourage businesses to share their experiences and wisdom with EEF by entering the awards in 2012."

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards will be judged in five UK regions across the UK. Regional winners will be announced in November at celebration events sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking. The regional winners will then compete for the national awards at a prestigious ceremony in London in January 2013.

Category sponsors include: ENER-G; JAM Recruitment; Rolls-Royce; Semta and Westfield Health.

The Awards are free to enter and are open now to all UK manufacturers, with a closing date of July 20th 2012 For more information, visit http://www.eef.org.uk/awards.

The awards categories are:

Business Growth - sponsored by Westfield Health

  • The Business Growth Award
  • The Skills & Training Award

Innovation - sponsored by JAM Recruitment

  • The Innovative Operating Practices Award
  • The People Management Award

Environment - sponsored by ENER-G

  • The Environmental Efficiency Award
  • The Green and Growth Award

Export

  • The Innovative Export Award

Apprentice Awards – sponsored by Semta

  • The Outstanding Achievement by a First Year Apprentice
  • The Outstanding Achievement by a Final Year Apprentice

The Exemplar Young Engineering Students Award – sponsored by Rolls-Royce

  • The Outstanding Achievement by a Young Key Stage 4 Engineering Student

About EEF

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is the representative voice of manufacturing in the UK. It has a growing membership of almost 6,000 companies of all sizes, employing some 900,000 people from every sector of engineering, manufacturing, engineering construction and technology-based industries.

The Awards are free to enter and are open now to all UK manufacturers, with a closing date of July 20th 2012 For more information, visit http://www.eef.org.uk/awards.

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