In the UK manufacturing industry, the most respected recognition is a Future Manufacturing Award.
Innovator, leader, outstanding performer. These terms are thrown around so frequently in corporate marketing material that the media, potential and current employees, consumers and other businesses are sceptical of such unsubstantiated claims. These days, third party recognition goes a long way in validating true achievers. In the UK manufacturing industry, the most respected recognition is a Future Manufacturing Award. Categories range from the Smart Product Award to the Health and Safety Award to individual awards for apprentices.
For the 2015 Future Manufacturing Awards, the deadline for submission is August 17 for business awards and August 5 for apprentice awards (extended from July 31 due to popular demand). Now is the time to assemble your case for why your work – or the work of your employer – is award worthy. And there’s no excuse not to enter – the entry process is 100% free.
Past winners have seen the benefits this prestigious award brings; here are just a few:
Previous winners of these awards have been impressed by the amount of positive PR they have received, raising awareness of their business, impressing their existing customers and opening the door to new customers. From Business Weekly to the Manufacturer magazine to a manufacturing recruiter’s popular blog, these awards are well covered in industry and business publications. (Plus you can put a snazzy award logo on your website!)
And this really is free publicity, as there are absolutely no entry fees associated with entering.
Let (Current and Future) Employees Know They Work for the Best
Employees want to work for the best in the business. Let them know they’ve made the right choice with this independent verification. And your recruiter’s job is made easier when they can underscore your award winning credentials. Position your company as an ‘employer of choice’ to attract and retain the best talent.
Gain Internal Recognition
Whether you’re an apprentice, an HR manager or part of the senior management team, these awards are an opportunity to gain recognition for your individual contribution to your business’ success.
What an honour to receive the national award for the Development of people at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. Great recognition for the whole team at the University of Wolverhampton and ZF Lemforder UK Ltd.” - Sandra Perks, ZF Lemforder UK Ltd
Tell Your Story of Success
Winning a nationally recognised award is great proof of your expertise and achievement. What better way to show the world you're committed to the environment, investing in skills and apprentices, passionate about your people or an export success?
Whether you're a family-owned business or a small part of a huge global business, winning a Future Manufacturing Award is a perfect opportunity to tell your story to the rest of the business community.
Learn more about the award categories and how to enter on the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards website.