EEF congratulates everyone who were recognised at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2017 North East, Yorkshire & Humberside celebration event on 13 November at Pavilions Harrogate.

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.


North East, Yorkshire and Humber

Business Growth

  • Winner - MPM Ltd
  • Runner up – Pearson Engineering Ltd

Developing People

  • Winner - MPM Ltd 
  • Runner up – Teesside Beam Mill – British Steel

Environmental Achievement

  • Winner - Weedfree on Tack
  • Runner up – Royal Mail
  • Highly Commended – Con Mech Engineers Ltd


  • Winner - Cranswick

Health and Safety

  • Winner - Weir Minerals Europe
  • Runner up – CMR UK Ltd


  • Winner - Millers Oils Ltd
  • Winner - Environmental Defence Systems Ltd
  • Runner up – Teesside Beam Mill – British Steel


  • Winner - Edward Naylor, Naylor Industries plc


  • Winner - BASF
  • Runner up – Numill Tooling Solutions

First Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Joseph Briggs, Liberty Speciality Steels
  • Runner up – Tom Honeyball, Liberty Speciality Steels
  • Highly Commended – Adam Martin, Komatsu Mining Corporation

Final Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Rebecca Henry, Tharsus Vision
  • Runner up – Liam Simpson, Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd
  • Highly Commended – Jack Thomas, Tharsus Vision

Final Year Higher Level Apprentice

  • Winner - Matthew Gilliland, Rolls-Royce
  • Runner up – Tom Bailllie, Simec/Liberty Lochaber
  • Highly Commended – Daniel Johnson, Polypipe Limited – Civils

First Year Business Apprentice

  • Highly Commended – Charlotte Frewin, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)


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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