Made in Central & East England Awards has announced its winners and amongst them are a sports car manufacturer, a flatbread producer and a developer of medical-grade cases for iPhones and iPads. The ceremony, which took place at the Jurys Inn Milton Keynes, celebrated the region’s manufacturing prowess, with all winners set to complete on a national scale at Insider‘s Made in the UK 2019 event in Coventry in June. Sponsors for the evening were Grant Thornton UK LLP and Howes Percival, while HSBC UK sponsored the drinks reception.
Digital Engineering/Technology Award
OAL is using robotics and digital technologies to transform food production. It was handed the award for its desire to create jobs and export opportunities.
Huxley Bertram Engineering Ltd
Winner: Radical Sportscars Ltd
Radical manages its research and development in-house and is an advocate of using advanced lightweight structures and powertrains in its models.
Milton Keynes Pressings
Broadways Stampings Ltd
Manufacturing Innovation Award
Sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP
The company, which designs medical-grade accessories for iPads and iPhones, was founded just four years and has set its sights on a £12m turnover by 2020.
Fords Packaging Systems Ltd
Apprentice of the Year Award
Winner: Kyle Constable of OAL
Kyle is currently completing a higher apprenticeship in food and drink manufacturing operations management at the University of Lincoln. He was awarded for his “ongoing unwavering commitment to his personal development”.
Will Vanner of Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes
Loren Cooper of Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes
Winner: Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd
The business has a “clear commitment” to growing exports, according to the judges, and sells more than 80 per cent of its products overseas.
Radical Sportscars Ltd
Superyacht Tenders and Toys
Food & Drink Award
Winner: Fairfields Farm Crisps
Fairfields supplies Tesco stores across the UK and recently signed a deal to supply Ocado.
Premier Foods UK
Eastern Country Foods
Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Scheme Award
Winner: Stainless Metalcraft
The company has been named as one of the UK’s Top 100 Apprentice Employers for two consecutive years.
Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes
Radical Sportscars Ltd
Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)
Sponsored by Howes Percival
Winner: Broadways Stampings Ltd
Broadways has a diverse customer base and its technology, culture and disciplines gives the company a distinct advantage in winning new contracts.
Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m)
Winner: Signature Flatbreads
Signature has committed to making significant investments to boost productivity over the next 12 months.
Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd