Huppert urges city manufacturers to bid for UK-wide awards

19 April, 2012 No Comments

April 18, 2012

Cambridge’s businesses could win up to £20,000 free consultancy advice in a competition to celebrate manufacturing excellence across the UK.

MP Julian Huppert has urged the city’s manufacturing businesses to get involved and showcase their work.

The Manufacturing Excellence 2012 awards are run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Julian said: “This is an excellent opportunity to put Cambridge on the map for manufacturing.

“I would encourage all manufacturing businesses to apply not only to win one of these prestigious awards but also to take advantage of the chance to win thousands of pounds worth of free consultancy advice.

“Manufacturing is crucial to the UK economy and we have excellent companies here in Cambridge. This is their chance to publicise their work through a UK-wide competition and show what our city has to offer.”

Entry to the awards programme is free and applications must be submitted by June 1, 2012. The Manufacturing Excellence Awards will take place in November.  

Categories for this year are: Best Manufacturer; and Best SME; Business Development and Change Management; Customer Focus; Financial Management; Innovation in Products and Processes; Logistics and Operational Efficiency; Partnership with Education; People Effectiveness; Sustainable Manufacturing and Most Improved Company.

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