19 August 2016

BBMC shortlisted in Manufacturer's MX Awards

Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Co.(BBMC) has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016.

BBMC will now go head to head with manufacturers across the country in two categories for the title of Best Customer Focus and in Best Leadership and Strategy. 

The competition has been exceptionally tough this year, with a 23% increase in the number of entries compared to last year’s programme. Entrants will now undergo the most rigorous judging process of any industry awards in the UK.

Companies shortlisted in nine of this year’s categories will receive a site visit assessment in September, where judges will witness the entrant’s manufacturing processes in action and carefully evaluate their findings against the criteria.

The remaining three categories will be judged at the IMechE in London on September 21, where finalists will present to a panel of industry experts. The demonstrations will be followed by an intense 30-minute question and answer session. 

The process will conclude at The Manufacturer MX Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, at The Vox in Birmingham on November 2.

Geoff Streetley, Director of Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. said: “We are both delighted and excited to have been shortlisted for both the Best Customer focus and the Best Leadership and Strategy Award and are very much looking forward to the big event. BBMC is extremely proud of its team, many of whom are ex-service personnel who have overcome major struggles, injury or illness.” 

Philippa Oldham, Head of Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said:

“The Manufacturer MX Awards not only celebrate the best in UK manufacturing, but taking part gives companies the opportunity to receive valuable advice, free of charge, from world class experts. Finalists and winners then receive a detailed and confidential business report written by the University of Durham. In a time of fierce competition in business, the feedback provided through the Manufacturing Excellence Awards could make the difference between a company’s success and failure.

“The judging panel is made up of over 30 highly experienced manufacturing experts and the rigorous process involves desk based judging, factory site visits and in interviews with the panel. This enables the judges to ensure that we are identifying the very best of UK industry.”