South West regional winners | Future Manufacturing Awards | EEF


EEF congratulates everyone who were recognised at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2017 South West celebration event on 6 November at We The Curious, Bristol.

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.


South West

Business Growth

  • Winner - Superior Seals Ltd

Developing People

  • Winner - Advanced Insulation
  • Winner – Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Highly Commended - Essilor

Environmental Achievement

  • Winner - The Wrigley Company

Health and Safety

  • Winner - Advanced Insulation
  • Runner up – GKN Aerospace


  • Winner - Advanced Insulation
  • Runner up – Gooch & Housego


  • Highly Commended – Jason Muller, Lush
  • Highly Commended – Angus Clark, TJ International Ltd


  • Winner - Superior Seals Ltd

First Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Benjamin Townsend, Advanced Insulation
  • Runner up – Tobias Cowan, HepcoMotion

Final Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Emma Carter, GE Oil & Gas
  • Runner up – Robert Hardie, HepcoMotion
  • Highly Commended – Kieran Bailey, Powrmatic Ltd

First Year Higher Level Apprentice

  • Winner - Jessica Stone, Airbus

Final Year Higher Level Apprentice

  • Winner - James Hamilton, Airbus
  • Runner up – Samuel Newton, Babcock Marine

First Year Business Apprentice

  • Winner Calum Hutcheon, HepcoMotion

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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