Shortlist announced for The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015

The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014 overview
The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014 overview.

The innovative, the efficient and the all-round epitome of excellence in UK manufacturing will vie to be crowned the best in their field at The Manufacturer MX (TMMX) Awards 2015, sponsored by NatWest.

Announced today, the shortlisted businesses from all 12 categories will now undergo the most rigorous judging process of any industry awards in the UK.

This year, The Manufacturer magazine combined its ever popular awards show with the Institution of Mechanical Engineer’s methodically rigorous judging process for the first time, meaning TMMX Awards 2015 will not only shine a spotlight on the absolute best businesses in industry, but provide feedback for each shortlisted entrant to help with future business improvements.

View the complete shortlist here.

For further information and to book your table at this year’s event, visit the website.

Nick Hussey, CEO of Hennik Group – publishers of The Manufacturer magazine and organisers of the awards – noted that it’s “an incredible achievement to have been shortlisted.”

He said: “These are the largest and most rigorously judged awards in the sector so any company being shortlisted will have provided evidence to the judges of a superior level of understanding of what makes modern UK manufacturing so vibrant and competitive.

“Manufacturing is very much alive and well and the shortlisted companies are exemplars of what advanced manufacturing looks like in terms of sustainability, innovation and world class competitiveness”.

Xtrac, the overall winners of The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014
Xtrac, the overall winners of The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014.

Winners from previous years have included Xtrac (The Manufacturer of the Year, 2014), Vaillant Group (Sustainable Manufacturing, 2014) and Sheffield Forgemasters International (Leadership and Strategy, 2013).

Companies shortlisted in eight of this year’s categories will now begin the process of the judging team visiting their factories for assessment before an intensive Judging Day brings together all finalists for face-to-face presentations to the panel on October 14.

Head of Manufacturing at NatWest, Richard Hill said: “We are delighted to continue our support of the awards – celebrating some of the best achievements from across the industry.

“The awards are an incredible reflection of the diversity, innovation and expertise that British manufacturing has to show.

“NatWest has long been involved in the manufacturing industry, with teams across the UK dedicated to supporting our manufacturing businesses.

“I’d like to wish all shortlisted businesses the best of luck and congratulate them for their nomination and contribution to the sector as a whole.”

The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015 has been generously supported by a range of key industry partners to ensure this is yet another successful year of industry celebrations and recognition. We would like to thank all sponsors for their continued support. Please take a moment to find out more about those companies supporting the awards here.

The Manufacturer MX Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner:

The winners will be crowned at The ICC, Birmingham on Thursday 26 November, where more than 1,000 industry leaders will come together for a night of reward, recognition and celebration.

Secure your table at this year’s awards and join some of the biggest names in the industry at the largest networking night in the manufacturing calendar.