The company will now go head to head with manufacturers across the country for the title of Britain’s top Leadership & Strategy business. Over 50 of Britain’s top manufacturing companies have made it through to the finals of the UK’s largest and most rigorous industry awards programme: The Manufacturer MX Awards (TMMX Awards).
2019 has been a bumper year for entries with a significant number of new companies entering, including Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Weetabix, and commercial printer Bluetree Group, alongside regular participants including Accolade Wines, Domino Printing Group and Tharsus - all vying to win 11 category awards and ultimately the coveted title of Manufacturer of the Year.
The shortlist represents the true diversity of UK manufacturing, ranging from smaller companies like filter and capacitator-maker MPE Ltd and Jotun Paints of Scunthorpe, to mailing machine OEM, Pitney Bowes and global aerospace manufacturer, Spirit AeroSystems in Prestwick, Scotland.
Andrew Churchill said: “JJ Churchill is a family business which focuses on precision engineering and our 164 strong workforce operates at an international level. We have worked very hard to refocus the business and develop our people – all of whom share in our successes. We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Leadership & Strategy Award and are looking forward to the big event.”
Robin Davies, Head of International and Sector Solutions, Santander UK, official banking partner of TMMX Awards commented: “Our commitment to UK manufacturing and the wider sector remains strong in 2019. Once again, we’re proud to be supporting these tremendous awards at a time when despite the economic uncertainty, the success of the manufacturing industry is fundamentally important to UK economic growth. It’s incredibly rewarding to see such diversity and innovation in those companies who have made the shortlist. We wish them all good luck and look forward to celebrating with them in November at the awards.”
The finalists go through to the second round of the competition where judging teams travel the length and breadth of the UK to visit the factories to gather first-hand evidence of their entries in action or present at a judging day.
Dick Elsy CBE, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, said: “As the go to place for advanced manufacturing in the UK, we are proud to be a judging partner for TMMX Awards. Awards like these recognise the innovation of manufacturers of all sizes and celebrate the boost that innovation brings to our economy. We wish all shortlisted companies the best of luck.”
TMMX Awards are organised by The Manufacturer in partnership with IMechE. Entry and judging are at no cost to the participants, and it could not be possible without the support of TMMX Awards sponsors: Santander Corporate & Commercial, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Autodesk, Capgemini, Check-6 International, Dassault Systèmes, RS Components, Sage, and Cordant Engineering.
The winners will be announced at The Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony and gala dinner taking place on 14 November at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The evening will be the culmination and highlight of Digital Manufacturing Week - attracting over 800 attendees to celebrate the very best of British industry over a three-course dinner with a very special guest speaker.