Made in the South East Awards 2016

13 September 2016

Entries are now being sought for the Made in the South East Awards, the region’s premier awards for the manufacturing sector.

The Awards recognise and reward the talent and skills that South East manufacturers have in abundance. The Awards were established to celebrate the success of manufacturing companies in the South East and to reward the innovation and technological expertise that the region is home to.

Now in their fourth year, the Awards are firmly established as one of the leading events for the South East manufacturing sector.

Coverage of last year’s Made in the South East Awards dinner, at which the winners were presented, can be viewed at

The Awards are free to enter and the easy-to-complete forms can be accessed at

Deadline for entries is 7th October 2016

Award categories

Aerospace & Defence Award
Apprenticeship & Training Scheme Award
Exporter Award
Food & Drink Award
Innovation Award
Technology Award
SME Manufacturing Company of the Year (turnover below £25m)
Large Manufacturing Company of the Year (turnover above £25m).

There is no limit to the number of categories that a company can enter (apart from the SME and Large Company Awards).


An independent panel of manufacturing experts will scrutinise all the entrants and select the shortlisted companies. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner being held at Hilton Hotel, Gatwick Airport on Thursday 24th November 2016.

In addition to receiving regional recognition, all the winners will automatically qualify for Insider’s national manufacturing awards final, Made in the UK 2017, which pits the winners of all the regional Made in… events against each other to find overall national winners of the various categories.

What does winning mean?

“Winning our Made in the South East award has had two benefits to our business. The first is credibility within our market place. The recognition we received is very valuable and a real boost to a dedicated and capable team. The second is that we have been implementing a period of change within the business, and external recognition of our strategy helped build the confidence within Team G&B that we are on the right path.” Laura McBrown, managing director, G&B Electronics (Winner, SME Manufacturing Company of the Year 2015)

Further information:

Contact Gemma Hawksworth on 0161 907 9723


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