The British Factory Awards are hailed by many as “the oscars” of manufacturing in the UK. They are run in conduction with the Cranfield School of Management, and since their introduction in 1992 over 1600 manufacturing plants have entered this annual competition. While one of Elton John’s parties does not follow the event, there are a number of similarities between The British Factory Awards and The Oscars. Champagne, a red carpet and acceptance speeches are all present, but more importantly, to those in the manufacturing industry, The British Factory Awards are undoubtedly one of the most well recognised indicators of manufacturing excellence in the UK.
The British Factory Awards are actually, much more than awards. And in contrast to the Oscars, companies entering the British Factory Awards will receive a free detailed benchmarking report from the Cranfield School of Management, worth over £1500. This report will enable you to chart your performance against the highest standards in the industry – perhaps Hollywood should take note!
To enter the 2014 Best Factory Awards your application must be received by 2nd April 2014.
Factory of the Year Award – sponsored by Toyota Material Handling
Best Electronics and Electrical Plant
Best Engineering Plant Award
Best Household and General Products Plant
Best Process Plant Award
Energy and Environment Award
Health and Safety Award
Most Improved Plant Award
People and Skills Development Award
Supply Chain Award