The judging for the PPMA Group Industry Awards has now been completed and the finalists announced.
Mr Dave Atkinson, UK head of manufacturing from Lloyds SME banking and headline sponsor said “The bank has made a serious commitment to supporting UK manufacturing in recent years and our partnership with the PPMA further demonstrates our support and understanding of manufacturing business”.
Gary Wyles from Festo also commented: “We are also very pleased to be associated with the awards and promoting the value of apprenticeships within our industry with the current skills shortage”
Sponsors of the event include; Lloyds Bank, Festo, Linx Printing Technologies, Omron, PPMA Group Insurance, Stemmer Imaging, Tekpak and tna.
The awards will take place alongside the PPMA Show which will be opened by Michael Portillo and include high profile speakers from Tesco, M&S, Coca Cola and the Groceries Code Adjudicator.
The gala dinner event will take place on the first night of the PPMA show on Tuesday September 30th at the National Motorcycle Museum adjacent to the NEC in Birmingham. The event will be hosted by TV comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner and ITV presenter Helen Fospero.
The exhibition is due to be attended by over 8,000 visitors and will host 320 exhibitors.
For a full list of the awards finalists in each category click here.