Manufacturer of the Year

This award is open to all manufacturing businesses and will go to a business that has utilised efficient/innovative manufacturing processes to develop excellence in manufacturing, producing products that enjoy significant market share or developing new products that create opportunities in new markets.

Main judging criteria

  • Effective leadership and management (20%)
  • Innovation in products, services or processes (15%)
  • Strong business results/financial performance (15%)
  • An established market position (10%)
  • Excellent growth or expansion (10%)
  • Potential for sustained growth (10%)
  • Customer service and staff engagement (10%)
  • An ethical approach to business (10%)

Relevant evidence to support nomination:

  • Illustrations of leadership credentials, etc.
  • Customers testimonials
  • Financial records showing business sustainability, profitability and growth
  • Evidence of innovative plans to sustain and improve market position
  • Staff engagement to encourage best performance
  • Ethical credentials, for example environmental policies, etc.

The evidence list above is not exhaustive.  Businesses are encouraged to send any other documents which will help support their nomination.