Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine is all set to launch the inaugural MEM Awards, an awards ceremony celebrating best practice, innovation and thought leadership throughout the industry. Now is the time to get involved…
Trade awards are a crucial way to promote best practice, identify and pursue new trends, and reward industry leaders for their innovation, thought leadership and ability to lead from the front.
The inaugural MEM Awards will prove to be a fantastic way for the manufacturing and engineering sector to take a huge step forward in 2017. The MEM Awards, which look at best practice across 31 specially selected categories, aim to celebrate products, practices and campaigns, showcasing the best and the brightest talents in the UK.
“We are hugely excited to have launched these awards,” said Ciaran Jarosz, MEM Magazine editor. “This will be your chance to make your mark on the industry, and to celebrate your excellence through a national platform, with considerable weight placed behind the awards by Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine itself â a leading publication within the relevant sectors.”
Why should my business enter the MEM Awards?
The MEM Awards are all about best practice. We want to showcase the best talent, the best ideas, the best innovations. This is the perfect opportunity for your business to earn the recognition you deserve in front of an audience that cares.
Indeed, a nomination for an MEM Award brings with it a great PR opportunity to promote your achievements in the last 12 months. To go on and win an award could mean new leads, new business, new opportunity. If nothing else, itâs recognition of talent and capability. Itâs also something you can cherish forever more.
Your business gets the stage it deserves in front of an audience that matters
The judges for the MEM Awards know what they’re talking about, each having many years of experience. Judges include Jane Robinson, co-founder and director of Cutting Technologies Ltd, a £3m turnover laser cutting and engraving business based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and a member of Regional Advisory Board of the EEF (Engineering Employers Federation). She is joined by Steve Statham, Head of Group Business Development, The MTC, an accomplished business consultant with almost 20 years experience in innovation and R&D related activities. Dave Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing for Lloyds Banking Group, is also on the judging panel.
Just getting on our shortlist can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new clients. And, by entering you provide clarity on your objectives and ambitions while crucially comparing yourselves with competitors.
An MEM Award, shortlisting or nomination can act as a third party endorsement for your business and help you stand out from competitors.
The MEM Awards promote best practice, driving standards and motivating the workforce
Entering the MEM Awards is a great motivation tool. It shows that you value your workforce and are willing to celebrate their talents. To earn a nomination within your chosen category or categories can prove to be a vital tool to future commercial objectives, actively supporting workforce development and engaging them in the success of the business. The MEM Awards arenât just a badge of honour, theyâre a benchmark to inspire future evolution and progress.
Still undecided? Hereâs 3 reasons you should enter the MEM Awards
Not only is the event free to enter, it includes a luxurious gala dinner at the exquisite Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 7th June 2017. So, as well as the chance to take home an amazing award, you will be able to attend a grand ceremony with excellent networking opportunities in a heart of the UK. Weâre also different. The MEM Awards are the biggest of their kind and, as our magazine, both online and print, is the UKâs number one source for engineering news, developments and case studies, these awards are bound to follow in the same calibre.