The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013

The fifth edition of The Manufacturer of the Year Awards was held on December 4th, 2013 at the ICC in Birmingham.

The event was a huge success with GE Aviation Wales being crowned The Manufacturer of the Year overall winner.

Category winners for the awards were:

Leadership and Strategy – Sheffield Forgemasters

Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year – Crown Paints

People and Skills – GE Aviation Wales

Innovation and Design – Kinnerton Confectionery

Manufacturing in Action – Xaar (highly commended), Jaguar Land Rover (winner)

World Class Manufacturing – Milliken

Through Life Service Engineering – Monarch Aircraft Engineering

Supply Chain Excellence – Herman Miller

ICT – Hayward Tyler

SME of the Year – Preformed Lined Products GB (Sub 125 employees), EnviroVent (over 125 employees) The Authentic Food Company (highly commended in the over 125 employee category)

Young Manufacturer of the Year – Ross Meikle, Hayward Tyler

Apprentice of the Year – Anna Schlautmann, MBDA

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