With a combined heritage of over 40 years, The Manufacturer MX Awards was formed in 2015 by the merger of two of the industry’s existing awards programmes: The Manufacturer of the Year Awards, run by The Manufacturer and the Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards, run by theInstitution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
TMMX Awards is the biggest annual celebration in the industry’s calendar, attracting more than 1000 attendees. However, the awards are not just about the ceremony itself, they are the culmination of a rigorous programme designed to provide valuable business improvement advice and feedback from an expert panel of judges.
Companies and individuals of all sectors and sizes are eligible to enter and there is a category to suit every achievement. It is free to enter The Manufacturer MX Awards, entries for 2018 are now open and close on 22 June.
Entries are submitted via our online portal. For each category there are 10 statements which companies self-assess against and provide written evidence for. The judges independently assess these submissions and their scoring whittles down the entries to form the shortlist.
As part of the judging process, those shortlisted in nine of the 11 categories will receive Site Visits. A Judging Day will bring together the two remaining categories before each winner is selected.
All entrants will benefit from constructive and confidential feedback that you can use to support your company’s or individual business improvement. After the awards ceremony, this feedback is written into an Assessment and Business Improvement Report tailored to you or your company.
In addition, all finalists are automatically included in The Manufacturer Opus, a showcase publication which aims to change the image of manufacturing by showcasing and disseminating shining examples of manufacturing merit.
Follow the steps below for more information and to submit your entry. If you have any queries visit our FAQ page.
Being shortlisted or winning an award puts you and your achievements in the spotlight – highlighting your success to colleagues, stakeholders, suppliers and customers.
The feedback from an expert panel of judges, the thrill of the awards ceremony and the internal and external PR opportunities are all fantastic well-being factors that result from entering an awards programme.
Participation produces a real buzz and here are 10 reasons why entering could be good for apprentices, young manufacturers and your business:
1. Extensive media exposure for your company or young manufacturer – local and national
2. The chance to benchmark your business against peers and competitors
3. Shine a light on your best young employees through Apprentice and Young Manufacturer of the Year categories
4. Free business feedback from top experts
5. Be portrayed as ‘award winning’
6. Positive impact on staff throughout the business – boosting morale and team spirit
7. An opportunity to thank staff and celebrate their hard work, determination and commitment
8. Highlight to customers and clients that they are associated with the best in class
9. Gain industry recognition for successful training programmes
10. Inclusion in The Manufacturer Opus showcase publication
How to enter
Click the button to download an entry pack. This contains step-by-step guidance on how to prepare your entry, as well as useful information on the judging process.
Click the button to find out more about the award categories available to enter.
Click the button to access the secure online submission system. Once logged in, you will be able to view the judging criteria in more detail and start preparing your entry!
How it feels to be a winner
The Manufacturer of the Year 2017 Winner
“We get award after award for the vehicles that we produce, and we’re very proud of that, but to now get industry recognition at a national level from recognised bodies, and one of the primary leaders of the manufacturing industry in The Manufacturer magazine, has great credibility for me.”
– Alan Foster, Executive Director, McLaren Automotive –
The Manufacturer of the Year 2017 Runner-up
“It really is a fantastic achievement. It’s great recognition for what we’ve achieved as a team in the UK. It’s a hard business that we’re in – automotive – and to win the award tonight is a fantastic achievement for the guys and what they do on a daily basis.”
– Steve Shinton, Quality Manager and Adrian Chell, Plant Director, ZF Lemforder UK –
November 15, 2018
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