Following our win of the Exeter Express & Echo Business of the Year Award in 2016, we are really excited to be sponsors of an entirely new award category for the business awards – the ‘Manufacturing Excellence Award’.

The new award has been created to recognise the continued growth of the manufacturing industry within Devon, with many leading national manufacturers now based in Exeter and the surrounding area.

Being the first manufacturer EVER to win the award, we were keen to highlight the thriving manufacturing industry in and around Exeter and ensure that other manufacturers gain the recognition they deserve. To put simply, we want everyone to know just how great we all are!

The Manufacturing Excellence Award is open to all in the Exeter region with applications encouraged from every sector including start-ups, private and public, as well as community organisations, light manufacturing and heavy industry. It will recognise the continued growth of the industry within the region, with many leading national manufacturers now based in Exeter and the surrounding area. The judging panel will consider a range of criteria from leadership and strategy to innovation and processes. Importantly they’ll be interested to know the human side to the business and the story behind each success.

We felt immense pride when we won, especially as it was our 40th anniversary. It was a great to celebrate all our achievements and reflect upon the last 40 years and we’re really looking forward to encouraging other manufacturers to put themselves forward and showing the region the many amazing capabilities of our industry.

If you’re an Exeter or East Devon based manufacturer, we’d love for you to enter this award. For further details, please visit:

[caption id="attachment_658" align="aligncenter" width="729"] Barry Woodward (Managing Director) with the 2016 Express & Echo Business Awards[/caption]