MPE Announced in Best of British Shortlist
MPE Limited has been shortlisted for The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019 and will now go head to head with manufacturers across the country for the International Trade title.
2019 saw a significant number of household name companies entering, including Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Weetabix. Shortlisted manufacturers will compete in 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.
Paul Currie, Director at MPE, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the International Trade Award, which is a huge achievement in itself, within such a fiercely contested category. We now look forward to the awards 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.”
MPE along with the other finalists, now 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.
Commenting on this year’s programme, managing director of The Manufacturer, Grace Gilling said: “TMMX Awards is one of my favourite things we do at The Manufacturer and I am delighted that this year we have a real variety of companies taking part. Against a continued backdrop of uncertainty, it is fantastic to be showcasing excellence in UK manufacturing across many different disciplines and to have the enthusiastic support of our numerous sponsors.”
Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers said, “The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is delighted that we are continuing our partnership with the TMMX Awards, which recognise excellence across UK manufacturing. Manufacturing is one of the major drivers of our economy and a sector where we see rapid innovation and technological advancement that requires engineers to keep up with this pace of change. Companies that put themselves forward for the TMMX Awards will benefit from free benchmarking and professional advice based on an audit of their business. This type of advice will assist them in driving continual improvement within their businesses enabling them to thrive in competitive markets.”
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 and attracts over 800 attendees to celebrate the very best of British industry.