The Manufacturer MX Awards 2023 winners: best of British manufacturing industry announced

Posted on 15 Nov 2023 by The Manufacturer

The winners of The Manufacturer MX Awards 2023 have just been announced at a black tie ceremony and gala dinner in Liverpool, the culminating event of The Manufacturer Live.

Organised by The Manufacturer in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and with the support of headline sponsor RS UK and Ireland, The Manufacturer MX Awards are widely considered the gold standard in industry awards – the Oscars, if you will – and are the only peer-reviewed and judged programme of their kind for UK manufacturing.

The Manufacturer MX Awards exist to encourage, benchmark and celebrate manufacturing excellence, with every stage of the programme providing value for participants, whatever their excellence maturity.

With categories ranging from recognition in innovation and sustainability, through to apprenticeships, leadership and staff engagement, there are plenty of opportunities for UK businesses of all sizes and sectors to be recognised.

The Manufacturer is proud to support and champion the UK manufacturing sector and with the incredible agility, adaptability and resilience that has been shown in recent times, there is no shortage of manufacturing excellence. Your achievements, and those of your team, should be acknowledged.

Grace Gilling, Managing Director of The Manufacturer, expressed her admiration for the winners of The Manufacturer MX Awards 2023, stating: “The exceptional achievements of the winners reflect their dedication and adherence to manufacturing excellence. Our rigorous judging process involves peer-reviewed category criteria, ensuring that finalists are evaluated against the highest benchmarks. The fierce competition among these outstanding finalists underscores the remarkable calibre of companies represented across the entire spectrum of UK manufacturing.”

Now, for this year’s The Manufacturer MX Awards winners…

Manufacturer of the Year 2023 – Yunex Traffic

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Yunex Traffic - TMMX-winners

Emma Botfield, Managing Director at RS UK & Ireland, said: “RS is delighted and honoured to have been involved in the prestigious TMMX awards. This revered event celebrates the very best our fantastic manufacturing arena has to offer, and the award categories focus on the key pillars that underpin this great sector. We’d like to extend congratulations to all the winners, but also to all participants, as competition was indeed tough. This is testament to the level of excellence being rolled out in industry today.”

Runner up Manufacturer of the Year 2023 – Druck Ltd, a Baker Hughes business

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Druck, runner up manufacturer of the year 2023

Special recognition – Evtec Automotive

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Young Manufacturer of the Year 2023 – Taahir Patel, LISI Aerospace Rugby (BAIUK)

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Taahir Patel, LISI Aerospace Rugby (BAIUK), young manufacturer of the year 2023

Sustainable Manufacturing – Willerby

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Product Innovation & Design – Mastermover & Druck, a Baker Hughes Business

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Achieving Customer Value – Whirlpool UK Appliances

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John Maguire, Regional Vice President, Sales EMEA, SugarCRM said: “I was truly delighted to be at the awards, celebrating the remarkable achievements in British manufacturing. As proud sponsors of the Achieving Customer Value Award, we applaud businesses that exemplify the power of customer-centric strategies.

“The evening recognised those who have elevated their customer experience, through optimised innovation and operational excellence. This award acknowledges the dedication to measuring customer satisfaction and the robustness of quality systems that underpin their success. Here’s to a future of continued excellence and innovation in British manufacturing!”

Operational Excellence – Encirc Beverages – The Park

SME winner – Mercian Labels

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International Trade – Paralloy

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Supply Chain Excellence – Yunex Traffic

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People & Skills – Whirlpool UK Appliances

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Smart Factory – BMW Hams Hall Motoren

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Manufacturing in Action – LUSH

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Leadership & Strategy – Yunex Traffic

Highly Commended: LISI Aerospace Rugby (BAIUK)

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The Manufacturer and IMechE would like to thank our sponsors, judging panel and volunteers that helped make the The Manufacturer MX Awards programme possible. The Manufacturer will catch up in due course with each of the winners to get their reaction and find out what’s next for their business.

Do you have what it takes to win at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2024?

The TMMX Awards are open to manufacturing businesses, and individuals that work directly in a manufacturing business, of all sectors and sizes. As long as you are a manufacturer with a production facility based in the UK, you can enter!

We will publish more information about next year’s The Manufacturer MX Awards as soon as it’s available.