Burton Latimer-based food manufacturer, Weetabix, has snapped up a regional recognition at this year’s prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.
Weetabix, which employs 1200 staff, was also runner up in several other catorgies, including the Developing People Award, sponsored by Jonathan Lee Recruitment, and the Health and Safety Award, sponsored by Howden. Paul Middlehurst, manufacturing manager at Weetabix, was also runner up for the Leadership Award.
Weetabix was up against stiff competition from a range of innovative businesses – small and large – from across the region. It was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics after impressing them with, amongst other things, their proactive leadership and their practical approach to improving safety which has produced results.
Neil Clarke, Business Unit Operations manager at Weetabix, said: “This achievement is testament to our hard working and dedicated team, and we are delighted to have been recognised in this way. It puts us on the map as a modern and innovative company and goes some way to demonstrate the valuable contribution made by local manufacturers, like ourselves, to our region. We can’t wait to share this news with all our staff, customers and suppliers.
Jonathan Lee, chairman at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, said: “Having the right people is a defining factor in the success of any business. Fostering and developing those talented people is important to maintain a company’s competitiveness and manufacturers are leading the way. Weetabix fully deserves this this recognition for the fantastic work that they do in nurturing their employee’s skills.”
The Future Manufacturing Awards aim to reward change, build partnerships, develop good practice and invest in people.
The awards are free-to-enter and open to all manufacturing organisations and their supply chains no matter what their size.
Judged regionally and nationally by independent industry experts and peers, the awards give real recognition to those that demonstrate a commitment to the future of UK manufacturing.