Manufacturing awards for Lincolnshire

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BUSINESSES in Lincolnshire have one week left to enter the prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards and show everybody what they’re made of.

The awards, which are free and easy to enter, are open to companies of all sizes. Manufacturers have until July 31 to make their submission to be in with a chance of winning one of the ten awards.

EEF Chief Executive Terry Scuoler said: “We urge manufacturers to shake off their natural modesty and celebrate their successes and talents, and those of their apprentices.

“Tell us how you have set your business apart from the competition to win new customers and keep jobs here in the UK; or how you have re-engineered your company to improve staff performance, achieve export growth, increase efficiency, or boost your environmental performance.”

Regional winners will first be announced at celebration events in November, with the successful businesses from six regions then eligible for national awards at a glittering ceremony in London in January 2012.

The judges are seeking stories of inspiration, passion, ingenuity, and sheer hard work. Chair of Judges Professor Steve Evans, from Cranfield University, said the Future Manufacturing Awards showcase the dynamic ideas put in place to overcome hard times and help grow our economy.

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation is the representative voice of manufacturing in the UK. It has a growing membership of almost 6,000 companies of all sizes, employing some 900,000 people from every sector of engineering, manufacturing, engineering construction and technology-based industries.

Sponsors include Infor; Santander Corporate Banking; Rolls-Royce; ENER-G; UK Trade & Investment; Westfield Health; JAM Recruitment, and EAL

Free entry is online at www.eef.org.uk/awards