Manufacturing Champions Awards shortlist revealed

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The shortlist for Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards has been revealed.

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Forty-five employees and teams will now compete for seven category prizes at the Manufacturing Champions grand final on 4 December at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. Manufacturing Champions, which will celebrate the people who power UK manufacturing success, drew huge interest with an initial entry pool of over 100 entries. All entries were rigorously assessed by an independent judging panel made up of senior manufacturing decision makers. Manufacturing Champions will shine a light on the men and women whose passion and professionalism helps British factories take on the world. The awards will also showcase the exciting and dynamic career opportunities on offer in UK manufacturing. Join us in Manchester on 4 December in celebrating the cream of UK manufacturing talent. Book your tickets now by clicking here or call Julie Knox on 01322 221144. THE MANUFACTURING CHAMPIONS SHORTLIST 2014 MANUFACTURING LEADER - Colin Boughton, operations director, Fujifilm, Broadstairs - Chris Dickinson, operations director, Hi-Force, Daventry - John Degnan, production director & general manager, BAE Systems Naval Ships, Glasgow - Ian Gabrielides, lean specialist, Milliken European Airbag Products, Bury - Dean Mayhew, operational excellence senior manager, Coca-Cola, Sidcup - Brian Stone, lean manufacturing manager, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood - Kirsty Wainwright, operations excellence co-ordinator, NCT Leather, Bridge of Weir COMMUNITY CHAMPION - Ken Jones, production systems manager, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood - Catrina Lakin, MKT2 and training coordinator, Saint-Gobain Glass UK, Eggborough - Nissan Skills Academy Team, Nissan Motors, Sunderland - Phil Millward, HR director, Vauxhall, Luton - Caroline Mounter, education training centre manager, Coca-Cola, Sidcup - Paul Sweeney, operations strategy co-ordinator, BAE Systems Naval Ships, Glasgow - Steve Waine, technical support manager, Siemens Traffic Solutions, Poole MANUFACTURING TEAM - F-35 Assembly Transition Team, BAE Systems, Samlesbury - Bentley Logistics, Bentley Motors, Crewe - Knockmore Hill Canning Line, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Lisburn - Digital Team Leaders, Fujifilm, Broadstairs - Raspberry Pi Production Team, Sony UK Technology Centre, Pencoed - Crank Line Zone Team, Perkins Engines, Peterborough EMPLOYEE-LED INNOVATION - Malcolm Carr, manufacturing engineer, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Bradford - Simon Gregory, systems analyst, Sony UK Technology Centre, Pencoed - Steven O'Connor, logistics manager, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood - Tony McMullen, senior manufacturing engineer, BAE Systems, Samlesbury - Dennis Merritt, quality manager, Entek International, Killingworth - Chris Trump, stampings launch engineer, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood RISING STAR - Stuart Burrill, process & dimensional engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ellesmere Port - Richard Chambers, graduate engineer - Body Construction, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood - Stephen Dunn, mechanical products engineer, Regal Manufacturing, Gainsborough - Scott Gullick, engineer apprentice, Power Panels Electrical Systems, Walsall - Rhys Jones, mechanical apprentice, Vale Clydach Europe, Swansea - Dan Thatcher, mechanical engineer, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood - Andrew Prescott, press tool planning engineer, Bentley Motors, Crewe UNSUNG HERO - Andrew Hazelton, quality engineer, Anglian Home Improvements, Norwich - Ian Nicholson, engineering group manager, Jeld-Wen, Penrith - Alan Ridley, food safety specialist, PepsiCo, Peterlee - Stuart Taylor, toolmaker, MGB Plastics, Rotherham - Richard Wallam, chief technical quality engineer, MNB Precision, Coventry - Neville Wild, surgical instrument maker, Uniplex UK, Sheffield - Chris Woodall, quality assurance manager, Fujifilm, Broadstairs SAFE WORKPLACE CHAMPION - Paul Crabtree, quality engineer, Milliken European Airbag Products, Bury - Samantha Day, health and safety manager, Elanders, Newcastle - Janette Ede, senior EHS specialist, Grundfos Manufacturing, Sunderland - Peter Mircetic, lead superintendant - Body Construction, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood - Ian Prescott, health & safety manager, Sony UK Technology Centre, Pencoed - Martin Robinson, CEO, IRISS, Chelmsford