16 July 2012 -- Manufacturing businesses of all sizes and talented apprentices are invited to show how they've raised their environmental performance by entering the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards (www.eef.org.uk/awards).
The EEF awards are free to enter and provide many opportunities to win across ten categories, including two environmental awards sponsored by ENER-G. With regional and national award ceremonies, companies have two chances of winning - gaining high profile publicity for their business, as well as the accolade of winning a prestigious industry award.
'If your company has improved its environmental performance or reduced its carbon footprint, you should enter the EEF awards', said Cedric Rodrigues, Divisional Managing Director for ENER-G. ' You may have undertaken one single highly effective initiative, or a mix of smaller improvements. You may have switched to a renewable energy source, or increased your energy efficiency. Whatever you have done, share your success story with EEF for a chance to win one of two prestigious environmental awards.'
He added: 'With more and more companies looking for evidence of environmental responsibility from their supply chains, winning an award for your achievements will enhance your reputation and may help you secure business contracts in the future.'
The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards will be judged in five UK regions across the UK. Regional winners will be announced in November at celebration events, sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking. The regional winners will then compete for the national awards at a prestigious ceremony in London in January 2013.
The regional and national awards recognise outstanding business performance in business growth; skills and people management; innovation; environmental achievement and export. They also celebrate the achievements of apprentices and young engineering students – saluting those young people who are the rising stars of UK manufacturing.
The Awards are free to enter and are open now to all UK manufacturers, with a closing date of August 3rd 2012 For more information, visit http://www.eef.org.uk/awards