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The Manufacturing Champions Awards are the only industry awards that celebrate the people whose pride and professionalism helps set UK manufacturing apart from the rest.

We are looking for your shining stars: the people in your factory who demonstrate that manufacturing is a career to be proud of – from the manager whose deft leadership inspired employees to go the extra mile, to the team who banded together to improve overall productivity.

So, if you are passionate about proving that UK manufacturing still leads the way in innovation, quality and all-round excellence, then why not enter the 2018 Manufacturing Champions Awards?

With a wide-ranging set of categories to enter, from health & safety to employee innovation, finding a place to showcase the talent and commitment of a team or individual on your site has never been easier.

The 2018 awards, due to be held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 6 December, will be opening soon.

Who were our winners in 2017?

The class of 2017 didn’t disappoint. The nine category winners oozed inspiration: from the Skills & Community Champion Award Winner Ian Green of Nissan Motor Manufacturing, who has played a major role in encouraging young people into STEM subjects, to the Rising Star Award Winner, Kodi Gledhill of Coca-Cola European Partners, whose proactive attitude has helped to inspire others into UK manufacturing careers.

Read more about our 2017 winners here


“The UK manufacturing work force has a real talent for turning ideas and dreams into reality, and these awards acknowledge and celebrate this,”
Chris Hawes, test technician, Siemens Magnet Technology (2016 winner)

“I feel it is important to celebrate people-led excellence awards like this one, especially in the manufacturing sector, to allow people to be acknowledged and rewarded for their hard work and success”
Hannah Ridley, project engineer, TSP Engineering (2016 winner)

"We need to collaborate and share best practice across our sector and also challenge ourselves by entering the great work that we do into nationally recognised events such as the Manufacturing Champions Awards – how else are we going to find out how we compare to our peers?
Paul Gemmell, operations capability development manager, BAE Systems (2016 winner)