The UK manufacturing industry’s most coveted awards – The Manufacturer MX – has revealed its shortlist and it includes companies such as Accolade Wines, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover across ten categories. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on the 15th of November at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Those wishing to attend must book their tickets as soon as possible, as last year’s event was a sell out.
The shortlisted companies will now face the rigorous second round of the judging process. While eight of this year’s categories will have site visits from the judging panel throughout September, the remaining categories will be judged on a dedicated day in September where they will present to a panel of experts.
The Manufacturer MX Awards are delivered by The Manufacturer and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The annual programme is universally acknowledged as the gold standard for bench-marking performance across a range of manufacturing categories, among companies large and small. They involve a detailed investigation of each entrant’s citation by groups of judges, who visit each factory in turn to inspect processes, and interview management and staff.
“There are dozens of awards programmes in the manufacturing sector, but The Manufacturer MX Awards stands head and shoulders above them all. And that is why companies such as McLaren Automotive are so eager to take part, because they know they are being tested in a way no other programme can offer,” explained Nick Peters, Editorial Director of The Manufacturer.
McLaren Automotive was crowned ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the 2017 The Manufacturer MX Awards, on top of winning the ‘Innovation & Design’ and ‘Smart Factory’ categories.
The Manufacturer MX Awards 2018 are supported by headline sponsor Santander, judging partner High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and category sponsors Autodesk, Boyden, Dell Technologies and Sage.