The Manufacturer of the Year Awards competition is specifically designed to acknowledge and celebrate the strength and diversity of UK manufacturing. The awards aim to spread best practice, inspire others and show the important role UK manufacturing plays in today's economy.
We know success is achieved by organisations of all shapes and sizes and believe that every business should have the opportunity to be recognised and to showcase its talent.
For winners, finalists and those highly commended, the experience from judging day, the thrill of the awards ceremony, the internal and external PR opportunities and the recognition gained from existing customers and peers are all fantastic well-being factors that result from entering an awards programme.
Entry into The Manufacturer of the Year Awards is straightforward, simple and free*. Whether you have driven innovation in your company, taken on a recent sustainability project, have an inspirational leader or made significant improvements to your working practices, we want to hear from you!
Entry is Free*
Did you know that entering The Manufacturer of the Year Awards programme could be the single most cost effective method of motivating your team and recognising their achievements? With a range of categories to choose from, entering is free* and simple, and there's no limit on the number of categories you can enter.
After the first round of judging by industry experts, the top scoring companies in their category will progress to the second round of the competition. These shortlisted companies will be announced in September and invited to present to the category judging panel at a Judging Day in October. Further details of the format for Judging Day are provided in the Entry Pack which can be found in the How To Enter section of the website.
To see the companies who made it onto last year's shortlist click here
* All categories are free to enter, EXCEPT the World Class Manufacturing category, which will involve a half day site visit for 3 judges who will assess the nominated plant. Companies that are shortlisted for the World Class Manufacturing category will be asked to pay a small contribution of £450 towards the judge's time and travel expenses. This is the only category that will have a site visit and fee.
There is no cost to submit your entry for this category and only those companies who are shortlisted for the World Class Manufacturing category will be required to pay the judges fee.