MPE won the International Trade Award for the whole of the
UK at The Manufacturer MX (TMMX) Gala Dinner and Awards
ceremony held at Liverpool Exhibition Centre on November 14th.
The winners were announced at this annual celebration of the
best of British manufacturing attended by more than 700 industry
leaders. Guest speakers were the former Olympic, World and
European heptathlon and World indoor pentathlon champion
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, DBE, and the BAFTA-winning BBC
impressionist, comedian and writer Alistair McGowan.
This, the largest and most-respected annual Awards programme in
the UK manufacturing calendar, is delivered by The Manufacturer
magazine in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical
Engineers (IMechE), London SW1.
The Awards were the culmination of a rigorous, four-month
schedule of visits by judges who travelled thousands of miles
across the UK to benchmark companies’ performances.
Judges included previous Manufacturer MX Awards winners,
Fellows of the IMechE, representatives from each of the High
Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) centres and leading
academics, not to mention industry experts from companies
such as Airbus, Capgemini UK, Dassault Systèmes, Jaguar Land
Rover, Leyland Trucks, RS Components and Santander.
Dick Elsy, CBE, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing
Catapult, stated: “As the go-to place for advanced manufacturing
in the UK, we are proud to be a judging partner for the TMMX
Awards. Awards like these recognise the innovation of
manufacturers of all sizes and celebrate the boost that innovation
brings to our economy.”
Dr Jen Baxter, Head of Engineering at the Institution of
Mechanical Engineers, commented: “The winners of these
Awards demonstrate the depth and vitality that we have in our
manufacturing sector. The contribution that we continue to see
from engineers working in manufacturing shows how creative this
industry really is. I congratulate all the winners and hope to see
more from them in the future.”