Make UK Manufacturing Awards

If you are proud of your business, please check out the Make UK manufacturing awards Its really important this year to get good news out there and build confidence for the future, also demonstrating the role that our sector is and will play in the future economic recovery,  and if you win, reap the business benefits. Former Northern winner Richard Paxman, CEO at Paxman coolers said :

We really felt the whole awards process with MAKE UK was a valuable experience.  To begin with, the application process allowed us to reflect on what we had achieved and celebrate internally regardless of any success with the awards which was motivating in itself.  Sometimes, taking that time to reflect is truly motivating for the whole team.  The next round led to a panel presentation which also was a great experience.  We could share our story and success with other likeminded people and actually begin to build a greater network. It also ensured we could articulate our achievements to the audience.  The awards evening was good fun and an excellent opportunity to take the team out of the business and made even better with winning of course.  However, the impact did not stop there.  Subsequent to the awards we have had some really strong publicity across the UK even leading to speaking opportunities at the MAKE UK Regional dinner and the annual conference.  This put PAXMAN on an impressive platform to many stakeholders not only in the manufacturing sector but also many others.  We cannot thank Make UK enough for all that they have and continue to do for Paxman.  Taking part in the awards has been invaluable.

To apply visit Make UK Manufacturing Awards
Quick overview of the categories;

Business Growth and Strategy #Makeitglobal

This award has been developed to recognise the most dynamic business growth based on an actively managed and consistently delivered growth strategy. This could include business expansion, product diversification or the implementation of a new international trade strategy.

Developing Future Talent #Futuremakers

This award has been developed to recognise those that have done the most to build skills, develop talent and promote diversity amongst their employees. This could also include promoting engineering and manufacturing careers through activities within the community.

Energy & Sustainability #Makeitgreen

This award has been developed to recognise those that have done the most to improve overall environmental performance and enhance sustainability. This could have been achieved through efficiency savings in the use of raw materials, energy, water; the adoption of clean technologies; improved waste management and recycling; development of greener products; and/or more generally changing operational processes to increase environmental efficiency.

Health and Safety #Makeadifference

This award has been developed to recognise progress in improving the occupational health and safety culture of the workplace by introducing new or developing existing initiatives. This could include initiatives that tackle work-related ill-health, especially occupational stress, work-related musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease. Other initiatives include promoting broader ownership of health and safety, simplifying risk management, anticipating and tackling new health and safety challenges, and promoting the benefits of an effective health and safety strategy.

Innovation #Makeitsmart

This award celebrates innovations executed through new products, processes, markets and business models. Such innovations will be governed by strategic intent and have driven greater productivity, efficiency and or business growth, within the last three years.

Manufacturing Matters  #ManufacturingHeroes

This award has been developed to recognise a company and/or collaboration that demonstrates exceptional adaptability and resilience to impact their business and improve lives and society.

This year we are specifically focussed on companies and/or collaborations whose adaptability and resilience allowed them to continue operations and respond to the unprecedented challenges faced globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With many businesses facing threats to survival, many UK manufacturers adapted operations to continue supporting employees and serving customers and others transformed their business to support the fight against the coronavirus by using their skills, innovation, technologies, and engineering expertise.

SME of the year #Makeachange

This award has been developed to champion businesses with less than 250 employees who have blazed a trail within the manufacturing sector. They will have led by example and developed progressive best practice for others in the industry. They will have shown exceptional initiative, boldness and dynamism, as well as exemplary management practices.

Business Apprentice of the Year: Rising Star

This award has been developed for business or commercial apprentices, working within engineering/manufacturing firms, in the early years of their apprenticeship programme.

This award recognises those who have done the most to seize the training and development opportunities presented to them so far. The apprentice will have shown significant contribution to support the business activities of their employer, and will show great potential for the remainder of their programme. Disciplines include but are not limited to: logistics, supply chain, procurement, project management, HR, business administration.

Business Apprentice of the Year: Final Year

This award has been developed for business/commercial apprentices, working within engineering/manufacturing firms, who are in the final year of their apprenticeship programme.

This award recognises those who have done the most to seize the training and development opportunities presented to them throughout their apprenticeship programme, and can show demonstrable results. They will have made a significant contribution to support the business activities of their employer, and are on track for a successful career in manufacturing. Disciplines include but are not limited to: logistics, supply chain, procurement, project management, HR, business administration.

Engineering Apprentice of the Year: Rising Star

This award has been developed for apprentices who have done the most to seize the training and development opportunities presented to them during the early years of their engineering apprenticeship programme. They will have made significant contribution to support the activities of their employer, and will show great potential for the remainder of their apprenticeship.

Engineering Apprentice of the Year: Final Year

This award has been developed for apprentices who have done the most to seize the training and development opportunities presented to them during the final year of their engineering apprenticeship programme. They will have made a significant contribution to support the activities of their employer, with demonstrable results throughout their apprenticeship.

Apprentice Endeavour Award

This award has been developed to recognise a hard-working and dedicated apprentice who has engaged with their apprenticeship programme despite adverse circumstances. It acknowledges their determination to participate in the programme to their highest ability and to show great progress on their individual journey. [NB: this award will only be judged nationally but with regional shortlisting]

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