As we head towards the regional judging of the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, we are proud to offer our congratulations to a past Awards winner on a significant achievement this week.
By: Stuart Biddle, Head of EEF Awards
Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the joint national winners in the Smart Product Category of the 2014 Future Manufacturing Awards, made history this week with the maiden flight of their creation, the Airlander 10. The aircraft, which is the world’s largest at 92m long and 43.5m wide, took to the skies above Bedfordshire on Wednesday.
In 2014, HAV won both the South East Regional and National prize at the EEF Awards. The judges felt, HAV were "the UK manufacturer judged to have most successfully designed and delivered a new product to market that has also driven innovation in manufacturing."
The Future Manufacturing Awards prides itself on recognising and promoting the very best in UK manufacturing. You can stay up to date on all the latest news about the awards here.