Manufacturing Champions Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

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The finalists for Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards have been revealed.

All entries were rigorously assessed by an independent judging panel who were looking for employees who had gone the extra mile for manufacturing excellence.

Qualifying individuals and teams across categories will now compete for ultimate glory at the Manufacturing Champions Awards grand final on 8 December at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

The Manufacturing Champions Awards aim to shine a light on the men and women whose pride and professionalism helps British factories take on the world.

Entrants must demonstrate outstanding performance, innovation, teamwork and a track record in adding value to customers.

Manufacturing Champions also aims to showcase the exciting and dynamic career opportunities on offer in UK manufacturing and challenge the myth of manufacturing as a career backwater.

Join us in celebrating the cream of UK manufacturing talent. Book your tickets for the grand final now by clicking here or call 01322 221 144.


  • John Coughlan, director of operations, TSP Engineering
  • Paul Middlehurst, manufacturing manager, Weetabix
  • Shahid Sheikh, managing director, Clifton Packaging Group


  • Chris Bishop, principal project engineer, 3M UK
  • Gary Burgess, CI manager, Fujifilm
  • Karen Friendship, managing director, Alderman Tooling
  • KMF School Liaison Team, KMF Group
  • Steven Lowes, process capability manager, Alcoa Manufacturing GB
  • Sony School Visit Team, Sony UK Technology Centre
  • Clive Wilson, SC services manager; Rory Kerr, plant manager; Frank Casey, procurement manager, Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland


  • Alpen Manufacturing Team, Weetabix
  • Bubble Efficiency Team, Innovia Films
  • Glass Line Team, Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland
  • On-time Delivery Improvement, Alcoa Manufacturing GB
  • Strip & Clean Optimisation Team, Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK)
  • Teesside Beam Mill, British Steel
  • The Automation Group, Sony UK Technology Centre


  • Liam Danby, shift reliability support technician, Mars Petcare
  • Shane D’souza, technical director, Clifton Packaging Group
  • Peter Glover, technical manager, Alcoa Manufacturing GB
  • Christopher Hawes, test technician, Siemens Magnet Technology
  • Andy Hubbard, engineering technician, Delarue Currency
  • Clare Kilifin, production manager, Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland


  • Alex Lydamore, apprentice setter/operator, Beard and Fitch
  • George Price, manufacturing development sponsored degree programme trainee, Rolls-Royce
  • Hayley Scarr, apprentice quality technician, Hydram Engineering
  • Lee Suter, apprentice mechanical engineer, Fujifilm


  • Stuart Burrill, chief quality engineer, Vauxhall Motors
  • Lucy Fitch, maintenance team leader, PEME
  • Kalina Konova, assistant marketing manager, Sony UK Technology Centre
  • William Megarry, process control systems engineer, Alcoa Manufacturing GB
  • Hannah Ridley, project engineer, TSP Engineering
  • Ainsley Roberts, sheet metal worker, BAE Systems Naval Ships
  • Jamie Threlfall, shift reliability support technician, Mars Petcare


  • Fanie Blignaut, maintenance manager, PEME
  • Jane Booth, manufacturing shift manager, Weetabix
  • James Gauci, engineering technician, Delarue Currency
  • Paul Griffiths, internal projects co-ordinator, Schaeffler UK
  • Julie Newport, financial accountant, Sony UK Technology Centre


  • Nicola Cooper, SHE manager - DfBS, BAE Systems
  • Tom Dignan, health and safety officer, Paterson Arran
  • Maria Galica, shift manager, Weetabix
  • Greg Milner, safety technician, Alcoa Manufacturing GB
  • Richard Rollings, engineering project manager, PEME
  • Molly Smith, health and safety advisor, Weetabix
  • Michael Vernall, EHS specialist, A Schulman Inc


  • Brammer InsiteTM, Coca-Cola European Partners, Wakefield
  • Engineering Team, Saint-Gobain Isover
  • Lean RCM Team, Viridor
  • Raw Sugar Maintenance Team, PEME
  • REX Reliability Team, Alcoa Manufacturing GB
  • Teesside Beam Mill - Engineering Excellence, British Steel


  • Stephanie Burgess, group HR manager, The Mereway Group of Companies
  • Paul Gemmell, operations capability development manager, BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships
  • Clare Holmes, learning & development co-ordinator, Deb Dispensing
  • Jessica Jones, training officer, Sony UK Technology Centre
  • Keith Lawton, CI manager, CRP