The regional and national awards recognise outstanding business performance in business growth; skills and people management; innovation; environmental achievement and export. They also celebrate the achievements of apprentices and young engineering students – saluting those young people who are the rising stars of UK manufacturing.
EEF Chief Executive Terry Scuoler said: “UK manufacturers achieve greatness, yet rarely step into the limelight. Our awards, now in the fourth year, celebrate the outstanding achievements of our diverse manufacturing sector and the talented young apprentices who are shaping the future. The awards underline the dynamic manufacturing industry that we can all be proud of, which is steering economic recovery."
The judges are seeking examples of inspiration, passion, creativity, ingenuity, and sheer hard work. Chair of Judges Professor Steve Evans of the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, said: "The EEF Awards expose the outstanding business performance and drive behind our industry, and it’s these success stories that demonstrate the important role of manufacturing in a balanced economy. We encourage businesses to share their experiences and wisdom with EEF by entering the awards in 2012."
The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards will be judged in five UK regions across the UK. Regional winners will be announced in November at celebration events, sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking. The regional winners will then compete for the national awards at a prestigious ceremony in London in January 2013.
Category sponsors include: ENER-G; JAM Recruitment;
The Awards are free to enter and are open now to all UK manufacturers, with a closing date of July 20th 2012 For more information, visit http://www.eef.org.uk/