A Stoke-on-Trent manufacturing business has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016.
Trentham-based Building Adhesives Ltd will now go head-to-head with manufacturers across the country in the Supply Chain Excellence, Sustainable Manufacturing and the Through Life Engineering category which looks for the company that is delivering high value, long-life and outstanding products with the lowest life cycle cost.
The competition has been exceptionally tough this year, with a 23% increase in the number of entries compared to last year’s programme.
Building Adhesives Ltd, which manufactures tile adhesives, grouts and other ancillary tiling and decorating products under its BAL and Dunlop brands, will now undergo the most rigorous judging process of any industry awards in the UK including a site visit in September where judges will witness the company’s manufacturing processes in action and carefully evaluate their findings against the criteria.
The process will conclude at The Manufacturer MX Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, at The Vox in Birmingham on November 2. Here, manufacturing leaders and the wider industrial community will come together to celebrate the award winners. This is the biggest annual celebration in the industry’s calendar and attracted almost 1,000 attendees in previous years.
Past winners range from SMEs to OEMs and have come from a diverse range of industries, such as automotive, pharmaceutical, and aviation.
It is the third time Building Adhesives have been shortlisted for a Manufacturing MX Award, winning the Business Development and Change Management category in 2014.
Peter Bell, Managing Director at Building Adhesives, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in three categories and are looking forward to the big event.
“Being shortlisted for a third year in a row is a testament to our investment in our employees, equipment and processes to ensure that we continue to be a forward thinking and sustainable manufacturer that leads the market in our industry.”
Nick Hussey, CEO of the Hennik Group, organisers of TMMX Awards said:
“We are delighted to present such a robust shortlist of wonderful manufacturing businesses. In several categories, entries are double those of 2015, and the total number of companies entering is up by almost 25%, with many companies entering multiple categories. To me, this demonstrates the breadth of their all-round manufacturing excellence.
“All the shortlisted companies should be extremely proud that they have been selected against so much strong competition. The entry and shortlisting process is far more rigorous and evidence-based than any other industry awards programme and making it to the finals is a huge achievement. I’m looking forward to the site visits and meeting the individuals behind these extraordinary companies.”