Peter Luff Calls on Wychavon businesses to take part in programme to find the UK’s top manufacturer
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Manufacturing Excellence from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers offers £20,000 worth of free consultancy to all businesses that enter

Peter Luff, MP for Mid Worcestershire, is calling on local businesses to get in involved in Manufacturing Excellence 2012, the UK-wide awards programme which not only identifies and celebrates outstanding UK manufacturing businesses but can also help companies improve.

Past winners have shown that by taking part and adopting best practice they can thrive, grow and become global players.
Peter said:

“I’m urging businesses to apply and take advantage of the programme. Entry is free and there is up to £20,000 free consultancy advice up for grabs as well as the chance to win at the prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Awards in November.

“Manufacturing is the economic backbone to the UK and by entering companies can ensure Wychavon is at the heart of the country’s manufacturing resurgence. Given the strength of local engineering businesses there is every reason for optimism on this score.”

Manufacturing Excellence works with all manufacturing businesses, whatever their size, age, sector or area of expertise to help improve their processes and showcase their successes and innovations.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has over 100,000 members working in over 19,000 different companies.
With a 30 year history, Manufacturing Excellence is the most successful and long established manufacturing awards programme in the UK, and the only one that provides such a detailed benchmarking and assessment process to help improve your business.

Manufacturing Excellence 2012 is run in partnership with The ERA Foundation, Lombard and WMG and sponsored by Arup.
As well as Awards for Best Manufacturer and Best SME, categories for this year are: Business Development and Change Management; Customer Focus; Financial Management; Innovation in Products and Processes; Logistics and Operational Efficiency; Partnership with Education; People Effectiveness; Sustainable Manufacturing; and Most Improved Company.

Notes to Editors
• Contact the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Press Office on 020 7304 6877 or email
• Last year’s winners included mechanical seals manufacturer AESSEAL, transit packaging manufacturer Loadhog, train manufacturer Bombardier and Agfa Graphics. To read more about their stories:
• The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established in 1847 and has some of the world’s greatest engineers in its history books. It currently has over 100,000 members, representing mechanical engineers involved in a diversity of fields such as the automotive, rail, aerospace, medical, power and construction industries.

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