Best of British Shortlist Announced: The Manufacturer MX Awards 2022 Finalists

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Best of British shortlist announced: The Manufacturer MX Awards 2022 Finalists - Excell Metal Spinning shortlisted for Supply Chain Excellence

Excell Metal Spinning Ltd.  shortlisted for The Manufacturer MX Awards 2022.

A Portsmouth based manufacturing business has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2022.

Excell Metal Spinning Ltd. will now go head-to-head with manufacturers across the country for first place in the Supply Chain Excellence category.

 

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). Delivered by The Manufacturer in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), TMMX Awards have a combined heritage of over 50 years and are widely regarded as the gold standard in industry awards.

 

2022 has been an unprecedented year for entries with a significant number of new companies entering including Druck, Reckitt, and blood glucose monitoring manufacturer Lifescan Scotland, alongside regular participants including Gripple, The Park and Yunex Traffic – all vying to win 11 category awards, and ultimately the coveted title of Manufacturer of the Year. Also returning this year for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions have eased, is the Manufacturing in Action category where The Manufacturer team have been able to visit some of the UK’s most innovative and agile manufacturers.

 

Figure 1: The winners will be announced at TMMX Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner on 17 November in Liverpool.

The winners will be announced at TMMX Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner on 17 November in Liverpool.

The shortlist represents the true diversity of UK manufacturing, ranging from smaller companies like filter and capacitator-maker MPE, and foam converter manufacturer Foam Engineers, to the sole British producer of sugar from sugar beet, as well as medicinal cannabis, British Sugar, beverage manufacturer, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and manufacturer and retailer of kitchens, Wren Kitchens.

 

Curtis Bligh, Head of Marketing at Exell, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have made a second finals this year. From finalist as Medium Business of the Year in the Business Excellence awards in Portsmouth, to now being recognised for Supply Chain Excellence nationally is a huge achievement. Recognition within this award perfectly rounds of a year of expansion for Excell, investing in new machinery and expanding the workforce. We’ve seen a huge rise in demand and subsequent productivity and we are absolutely delighted to see the hard work of our workforce recognised once again.”

Commenting on this year’s programme, Managing Director of The Manufacturer, Grace Gilling said: “With UK manufacturers facing unprecedented pressures from rising energy costs, a looming talent and recruitment crisis, and continued supply chain issues, it is testament to their resilience that so many companies have committed to participating in The Manufacturer MX Awards rigorous benchmarking and continuous improvement programme. This shows a deep commitment to recognise the successes of their teams, and to showcase their achievements. Now is the time to SHOUT about the amazing variety of UK manufacturing businesses – thank you, well done for making the shortlist, and good luck for the next round!”

 

The finalists go through to the second round of the competition, where companies in eight of the 10 categories will receive a factory visit with judges gathering first-hand evidence of the entry in action, travelling the length and the breadth of the UK. Finalists in the International Trade and Young Manufacturer categories will deliver a presentation at a judging day.

 

Judges include previous TMMX Awards winners, Fellows from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), representatives from each of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres (HVMC), leading academics, and industry experts.

 

The winners will be announced at The Manufacturer MX Awards gala dinner and ceremony on 17 November at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool. As the culminating event of Digital Manufacturing Week 2022, the evening is always a true celebration of the best of British manufacturing and this year’s event will smash all previous records, with 900 guests set to be in attendance to fill the capacity of the venue. Rory Bremner, known impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures, is confirmed as guest speaker. Be part of the biggest party in UK manufacturing – get your tickets for The Manufacturer MX Awards here

All entrants to TMMX Awards receive VIP passes to the daytime events of Digital Manufacturing Week – either the Manufacturing Leaders’ or SME Growth Summits for their leadership teams, plus VIP passes to Smart Factory Expo. Entry and judging are at no cost to the participants. The programme could not be possible without the generous support of The Manufacturer MX Awards sponsors including judging partner High Value Manufacturing Catapult, category sponsors Autodesk, Capgemini, Cranfield University, Fujitsu, Jaguar Land Rover, Made Smarter Innovation, MHP Consulting (a Porsche company), and Michael Page, and drinks reception sponsor Ericsson.

Figure 2: Catríona Booth, Winner of Young Manufacturer of the Year Award 2021 celebrating with her husband, Matthew.

Catríona Booth, Winner of Young Manufacturer of the Year Award 2021 celebrating with her husband, Matthew.

The Manufacturer MX Awards 2022 Shortlist:

 

Achieving Customer Value  

Connexion Technologies 

Foam Engineers

Gripple

 

Product Innovation & Design – sponsored by Autodesk 

Druck, a Baker Hughes business

Foam Engineers

Gripple

Janus International Europe 

MasterMover

Polypipe Building Services 

Philadelphia Scientific 

Verder

 

Leadership & Strategy – sponsored by MHP Consulting  (a Porsche company)

British Sugar 

Foam Engineers

Gripple

Oxford Plastics 

Produmax 

Yunex Traffic 

 

Operational Excellence – sponsored by Cranfield University

Foam Engineers

Gripple

Jaguar Land Rover – Halewood 

LifeScan Scotland 

The Park 

Wren Kitchens 

 

Manufacturing in Action

Brompton Bicycles

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Cummins

Leonardo

Siemens Digital Industries Congleton

TSP Engineering

 

People and Skills – sponsored by Michael Page 

Castings Technology International 

Druck, a Baker Hughes business

Evtec Automotive 

Gripple

Lisi Aerospace (BAIUK) 

LifeScan Scotland 

Sertec Corporation  

The Shearline Group 

 

Smart Factory – sponsored by Made Smarter Innovation

Druck, a Baker Hughes business

Gripple

Janus International Europe 

Reckitt 

 

Supply Chain Excellence – sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover  

Druck, a Baker Hughes business

Excell Metal Spinning

Foam Engineers

Gripple

Ricardo 

Wren Kitchens 

Yunex Traffic 

 

Sustainable Manufacturing – sponsored by Fujitsu  

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners 

Encirc 

Gripple

NSG Pilkington 

The Park 

The Vita Group 

 

International Trade 

ALLpaQ Packaging

Design Specific

Gripple

Lanes Health

MattressTek

MPE

Oxford Plastics 

Russell Finex 

 

Young Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by Capgemini  

Barney Carter, Reckitt 

Becky Simms, MBDA UK 

Greta Povile, Goodfish Group 

Jack Barnes, Druck, Baker Hughes 

Jose Carles, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners 

Martin Vares, Fractory 

Robbie Holder, Goodfish Group 

Tasha Lyth, Gripple

 

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Figure 3: Manufacturer of the Year 2021: Lander Group.

Manufacturer of the Year 2021: Lander Group.

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Excell Metal Spinning Ltd. will now go head-to-head with manufacturers across the country for first place in the Supply Chain Excellence category.

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