Winner of Winners
The Business Growth Award
National Winner Express Engineering (Thompson) Ltd, Gateshead
By investing in meeting key customers' needs, Express Engineering has gained a strong order book, employee engagement and profits on course to grow by more than 60 per cent in two years.
National Runner-up Milltech Precision Engineering Ltd, Norwich
The Skills and Training Award
National Winner SCA Hygiene Products Ltd, Salford
SCA created a sustainable, cost-effective and flexible First Line Leadership development programme that improved performance, bringing the workforce together and engaging workers and management at all levels.
National Runner-up Calsonic Kansei North East
The Innovative Operating Practices Award
National Winner MedImmune UK Limited, Liverpool
MedImmune UK automated a highly labour-intensive manual process, developing ground-breaking equipment for Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine monovalent bulk and cutting manpower by the equivalent of 20 full time employees.
National Runner-up Calsonic Kansei Sunderland
The People Management Award
National Winner Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd, Plymouth
A Time Out for Safety initiative took Devonport Royal Dockyard from a hierarchical command-and-control business to an organisation which engages with all employees and involves them in generating constructive change.
National Runner-up Kerry Foods, Enniskillen
The Environmental Efficiency Award
National Winner Nuaire Ltd, Caerphilly
In two years, Nuaire’s environmental and efficiency measures reduced its carbon emissions and waste sent to landfill, achieved significant savings in energy costs and increased manufacturing output.
National Runner-up Qioptiq Ltd, Denbighshire
The Green and Growth Award
National Winner ABB Limited, Warrington
ABB devised a no fuss on-site appraisal service that demonstrates the energy saving and carbon reduction potential of fitting variable-speed drives.
National Runner-up Parker Hannifin Manufacturing UK Limited, Dewsbury
The Outstanding Export Award
National Winner Fracino, Birmingham
In four years, Fracino has built a global export business representing 25 percent of turnover. Export sales are targeted to account for 33 percent of turnover in 2013 and 50 percent in five years’ time.
National Runner-up Solagen, Bristol
Highly Commended Daniamant Ltd, Portsmouth
The Outstanding Achievement by a First Year Apprentice Award
National Winner Devon Sumner, Airbus Operations Ltd
Devon’s competence, commitment and enthusiasm have earned her the respect of her colleagues as she begins her on-the-job training, while studying for an engineering honours degree.
National Runner-up David Firth, Marshall Aerospace
The Outstanding Achievement by a Final Year Apprentice Award
National Winner Oliver Jukes, Rolls Royce plc
Oliver Jukes is a future Chief Design Engineer in the making, says Rolls- Royce Engineering Fellow Russ Payne. With viable inventions already under his belt, Oliver’s current aim is to be a fully proficient design engineer.
National Runner-up Neeraj Sunger, Rolls Royce plc
National Runner-up Jamie Barlow, Xylem
The Outstanding Achievement by a Young Engineering Student Award
National Winner Anna Ebblewhite, St. Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School#
Aged only 16, Anna has managed teams winning prizes in engineering competitions while studying for GCSEs and the Manufacturing Young Apprentice scheme. Her dream job is to be Team Principal for Red Bull F1.
National Runner-up Shaun Hughes, Fazakerley High School
National Runner-up Macaully Kearney, Derby Moor Community Sports College