Accounting and business advisers Menzies were certainly aware of EEF and the Future Manufacturing Awards, but this was the first year the company decided to become an official Awards partner. In particular, Menzies is helping deliver the South east regional awards.
“Given that we work with over 300 manufacturers, specifically in London and the southern region, we were particularly interested in the regional approach to the Future Manufacturing Awards,” says Caroline Milton, Head of Manufacturing at Menzies.
There are regional winners in each category of the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards and these regional winners are then the shortlisted candidates for national awards, presented in January 2017.
“We certainly see the synergies of supporting manufacturing businesses through a programme like this – particularly with EEF being involved as the voice of manufacturing,” Caroline says.
For Menzies, the Awards provide a huge boost to winning companies by showing “that they’re breaking new boundaries and gives them credibility for the work they’re doing.”
"We’re very much looking forward to the awards presentation and hearing about how manufacturers will be approaching this difficult post-Brexit environment and uncertainty over the next few years."
As an Awards partner, Menzies will be co-hosting the South East region’s celebration event, which they see as an opportunity to learn from and network with leading manufacturing companies.
Caroline explains, “We’re very much looking forward to the awards presentation and hearing about how manufacturers will be approaching this difficult post-Brexit environment and uncertainty over the next few years.
“We’re really pleased to be involved in the whole Awards process.”
The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards is the most rigorous and respected recognition programme in UK manufacturing. Companies of all sizes can apply in categories ranging from developing people to apprentices to business growth. Regional winners in each category go onto the national awards event held annually in London. Learn more about the awards, which are closing for entries on 29 July 2016, and see 2016’s categories.