EEF congratulates everyone who was recognised at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2017 Midlands celebration event on 10 November at Nottingham Conference Centre.

Our regional stars were chosen from hundreds of high quality entries by our industry-led, independent judging panel.  The winners have now moved on to compete to become EEF's national winners at a prestigious gala dinner and awards ceremony in London on 25 January 2018.

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards – now in their ninth year – are the most established and respected regional and national recognition of manufacturing success.



Business Growth

  • Winner - Thomas Tucker Ltd
  • Runner up – TwoTwenty
  • Highly Commended – Thermotex Engineering Ltd

Developing People

  • Winner - Liberty House Group
  • Runner up – Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Ltd
  • Runner up – Ishida
  • Runner up – Lander Automotive Ltd

Environmental Achievement

  • Winner - Eaton
  • Runner up – G&P Group Holdings Ltd


  • Winner - Ascott Analytical Equipment Ltd
  • Runner up – Thermotex Engineering Ltd

Health and Safety

  • Winner - Jaguar Land Rover
  • Runner up – Gardner Denver


  • Winner TwoTwenty
  • Runner up – Liberty House Group


  • Winner - Christopher Greenough, Salop Design & Engineering


  • Winner - Arconic Manufacturing (GB) Ltd
  • Runner up – adi Group

First Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Kirk Jones, Severn Trent Water
  • Runner up – Jake Timmins, Ishida Europe

Final Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Matthew Hancock, Ishida Europe
  • Runner up – Alistair Head, Hadley Group

First Year Higher Level Apprentice

  • Winner - Ashley Hopwell, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Runner up – Hannah Clarke, Ishida Europe

Final Year Higher Level Apprentice

  • Winner - Jack Timms, UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Runner up – Daniel Foster, URC Aerospace Systems
  • Highly Commended – James Haverty, Liberty House Group

Final year Business Apprentice

  • Winner - Robert Bell, Polypipe Limited - Civils

National Gala Dinner

Don’t forget to book your place as we invite you to toast the very best in UK Manufacturing at this exclusive black tie event at the opulent Grand Connaught Rooms in London on the 25 January 2018. 

After a gruelling judging process, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a magnificent event as you share your success with colleagues, clients, family and friends. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening of fine food and wine as we announce the National Winners of the Future Manufacturing Awards. Book Now.

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards are supported by:

Category partners

  • AIG
  • HVM
  • Liberty
  • Randstad
  • RSM

Region partner

  • Menzies
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