Entry overview

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 2019 are now open and close on 28 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 select the finalists.

As part of the judging process, those finalists in eight of the 10 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 development. 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.

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Why participate?

Being a finalist 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 8 reasons why entering could be good for young manufacturers and your business: 

Benchmark your business
against peers

Boost morale and
team spirit

Onsite factory visits from
expert judging panel

Win new business from the
positive marketing and PR

Recognise the heroes in
your business

 Detailed business feedback
from industry experts

Extensive media

Feature in The Manufacturer
Official Awards Opus


How to enter

The Manufacturer of the Year 2018

“If you were to come to Accolade Park, you would see a smile on the faces of everyone following the big win – the pride behind that smile is huge. When you look at the scale of the TMMX Awards and the competition we faced, we are honoured as a business to take the top award and be crowned Manufacturer of the Year.” 

Richard Lloyd,
General Manager, European Operations & Supply Chain
Accolade Wines

Key Dates 2019

​Entry deadline: 28 June

Finalists announced: 5 August

Judging site visits: 

9-12 September

  • Achieving Customer Value
  • Product Innovation & Design
  • People & Skills
  • Operational Excellence

16-19 September

  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Smart Factory
  • Supply Chain Excellence
  • Sustainable Manufacturing

Judging day: 

25 September, Sheffield

  • Young Manufacturer of the Year
  • International Trade

TMMX Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner: Thursday 14 November, Liverpool

The Manufacturer MX Awards

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