The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has extended the entry deadline for its annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards (MX09).
It will now continue to accept participants until mid-February, ahead of the paper-work deadline at the end of the month.
There are 12 awards in total. Entry is free and all will receive a bespoke report on their business, independently valued at £20,000, which will include advice on how they can improve.
Paul Terry, project manager for MX, said: “Manufacturers in the UK, and especially areas such as the Midlands, have been hit hard by the recession and the Government’s support of the car industry sends out the message that manufacturing is worth saving.
“Our scheme recognises the best and most innovative engineering talent this country has to offer, and perhaps now more than ever, this ingenuity of excellence that we hold so proudly is something we should be celebrating.”
The award categories and sponsors are:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Award for Customer Focus
Autodesk Award for Product Innovation
IMechE Award for Process Innovation
WMG Award for Logistics and Resource Efficiency
DMG Award for Business Development and Change Management
Professional Engineering Award for People Effectiveness
BP Award for Best Partnership between Business and Education
National B2B Centre Award for Integrated e-Business
ERIKS Award for Financial Management
Arup Award for Sustainable Manufacturing
BERR Manufacturing Advisory Service Award for Manufacturing Excellence Overall Winner
National Skills Academy Award for Manufacturing Excellence Best Small or Medium Enterprise
See mxawards.org for further details.