The honour is reserved for the winners of the Manufacturing Champions Awards, which celebrate the teams and individuals that make UK manufacturing world-class.

With nine categories to enter, ranging from Manufacturing Team to Health & Safety Champion, no other industry awards offer the chance to recognise the talent that resides in factories up and down the country.

Entries close on September 14th, so time is running out to submit yours for 2018.

You may be thinking, ‘but we’ll never win’ or ‘what chance does a company like our have against the giants of our industry?’. But that’s what makes Manufacturing Champions special. Our judges are ‘company-blind’ – they don’t discriminate against companies based on size. Indeed, many of our judging panel are previous winners, so will know already what makes a winning entry.

Even making the shortlist is something to be celebrated. Not applying means missing out on the chance to benchmark yourself against the best of UK manufacturing – and you never know, you may just walk away with the trophy.

For too long, UK manufacturing has had a reputation for being a dead-end – drab, dreary and declining. The Manufacturing Champions Awards dispel that myth, and entering them will position you and your company at the vanguard of the industry.

Enter now at www.manufacturing-champions.co.uk