Now in its 12th year, the Make UK Awards (www.MakeUK.org
) acknowledge and reward the work of the UK manufacturing sector.
The 2020 awards, which are judged regionally and nationally, seek to recognise leading lights within the manufacturing industry, seeking out apprentices and businesses that have made significant contributions across the industry.
With categories including innovation, energy and sustainability, health and safety and this year’s new categories - manufacturing matters and SME of the Year, the awards put the spotlight on the UK’s leading manufacturers.
Along with business specific awards there are five separate apprenticeship awards, aimed at rewarding individuals that have done the most to seize the training and development opportunities presented to them.
Free to enter and open to all manufacturers, business entrants can apply to multiple categories along with nominating leading apprentices within their business. This year’s virtual programme means application, judging and awards ceremonies will all take place on-line. Closing date for submission is 3 July.
Stephen Phipson, chief executive of Make UK, said: “Manufacturing is fundamental to the UK and now more than ever is it important to recognise and celebrate the achievements and strength of the sector.
“The recent pandemic has highlighted both the role of manufacturing to the UK as well as the flexibility and willingness of the sector in supporting the country at its time of need.
“We have seen highly skilled individuals across the sector step up to the plate, switching production to go from making components for cars to making PPE equipment at the drop of a hat.”
“Recognising success is incredibility important in breeding a positive culture within businesses and I urge UK manufacturers’ to speak up and be proud of their own achievements.”
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