The big, the small, the innovative and the straight up efficient. All of these manufacturers and more have been included in The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014 shortlist officially released today.
Entries for this year’s awards came from far and wide with shortlisted businesses as diverse as cosmetic production through to aircraft engineering.
The awards programme this year received a strong number of entries from highly respected names including Coca-Cola Enterprises, MBDA UK, McCain Foods (GB), Cummins Generator Technologies, as well as class-leading small and medium-sized companies, such as Croft Filters, Fracino, Xtrac and many more.
For further information and to book your table at this year’s event, visit: www.themanufacturer.com/awards
In a show of resurging confidence in the sector, an increase of 25% in entries was received compared to last year’s awards, making the job for shortlisting even more difficult.
Callum Bentley, editor of The Manufacturer said: “These finalists represent the versatility and strength which is present within UK manufacturing. This year has been a year of increased confidence in the sector and a confidence which we have been seeing personally on a day to day basis as we deal with individuals and companies around the UK.
“With such an increase in entries from such a diverse group of manufacturers, this year’s event will no doubt be a worthy celebration of the brilliant effort UK companies are making to help re-establish the growing economy.”
All finalists will now attend an intensive judging day at Aston Villa Football Club on October 7, to make face-to-face presentations to an independent judging panel.
Those shortlisted in the World Class Manufacturing category will receive site visits by an industry panel as part of the process.
The winners will be crowned at The ICC, Birmingham on November 27, where over 1,000 industry leaders will come together for a night of reward, recognition and celebration.
The Manufacturer Director’s Conference 2014
As the flagship event The Manufacturer Directors’ Conference (TMDC) will focus on the drive for continued growth in the year ahead, addressing both the opportunity for innovation and investment that this will bring. High achieving leaders will impart their knowledge and give insight about how they plan to grow their business. This will be complemented by inspirational industry figures, key government members and leading academics who will discuss the trends and influences that are shaping the future of manufacturing.
This year’s event will once again be held at Birmingham’s ICC on November 26-27. For more information or to register your attendance, visit the MDC website.