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Made in the South West Awards 2014

Written: 11 August 2014

Michelmores is delighted to sponsor Made in the South West Awards 2014. These awards ensure the South West's best manufacturers receive recognition for their successes. The awards will take place in Bristol on 6 November 2014.

The Awards Dinner is the premier manufacturing event in the region and the only one that recognises manufacturing excellence across all industry sectors.  Manufacturers can enter free of charge and benefit from free regional and national PR and marketing for their business and successes stories. 
There are eight categories available for entrants as follows:

Manufacturing innovation

For the manufacturer that has generated the most impressive commercial benefit during the period 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2014 from an innovative product or process designed and made in the South West.

Apprenticeship & Training Award

The apprenticeship award recognises the manufacturing business that has done the most to further the cause of apprenticeships in the region, in the view of the judges. 

The judges take into account relevance and thoroughness of training, contribution to the business, benefit to apprentices and contribution to added-value generated in the South West.


For the aerospace/defence company (primes and supply chain) in the South West that the judges deem has had the biggest impact during the period 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2014.

Exporter of the Year

The Award is for the company deemed by the judges to have made the most exciting impact on exports from the South West, either in terms of international presence, export growth, or exports as a proportion of sales. For the period 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2014.

Sustainable Manufacturer

This award is for the company that has demonstrated the greatest commitment, through its products and processes, to forging an eco-friendly manufacturing future.

Food and Drink

For the food or drink company in the South West that has made the biggest impact taking into account innovation and use of local produce with commercial success.

Advanced Manufacturer

This award is for the company deemed to be the most forward-looking, having consistently used advanced technology or techniques, processes or equipment, to solve problems or add value to customers.

Manufacturing Company of the Year

This award is for the company that has made an outstanding contribution to South West manufacturing. It must give evidence of growth in the South West and beyond, and how it has made a positive contribution in areas such as innovation, sales, skills and exports. For achievements between 1st July 2013 – 30th June 2014.
Reasons to enter:
The judges of the awards are independent and the winners will receive online and print coverage, which ensures the stories of both winners and shortlisted companies receive excellent exposure in the region and beyond. The awards dinner itself also presents a host of business and networking opportunities.

South West Business Insider Editor, Miri Thomas, said: "these awards are a showcase for the region and its diverse manufacturing industries ranging from aerospace and defence powerhouses to niche artisan foodie brands. It is this r ichness that gives the South West such potential for the future as a global manufacturing base."
How to enter:
To submit an entry for Made in the South West Awards 2014 please click here.

For further information regarding table bookings, nominations and special menu requests please contact Claire Turnbull at Insider on 0161 907 9735.
We look forward to seeing you at the Made in the South West Awards and good luck!