It was a day full of excitement when The Business Magazine hosted the first Apprentice of the Year Award held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre at Ansty Park in Coventry.
Three one-hour guided tours were held to accommodate all the guests on a fascinating insight into the Research and Technology facilities including robotics and automation in manufacturing.
After a well-deserved lunch, finalists eagerly awaited the announcement of the winner of the award. Kate Arnott, a partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, one of the sponsors, introduced each finalist and outlined what impressed the judges most in their decision-making process. It had been a very difficult task to select finalists, as there had been such strong submissions in all the nominations. It was therefore decided along with the five finalists to also include a special commendation.
Winner of The Southern Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Award 2018
- Abbi Fisher, BAE Systems plc
- Harrison Farthing – AWE plc
- Josh Gilbert – Magal AWT
- Calan Kenward – LG Motion
- Chris Marrs – Xtrac
- Merrin Jupp, Ocean Air Marine
The Southern Manufacturing 100
Manufacturers across the south feature in The Business Magazine’s Southern Manufacturing 100. The list provides an interesting insight into the wealth of manufacturing and engineering companies in the south.
Sponsored by Lloyds Bank, advisory firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson, global insurance broker JLT, and technology solutions provider Taylor Made, the Southern Manufacturing 100 helps shine the spotlight on this key sector.
Manufacturing, engineering and electronics is now established as one of the key sectors in the south.
As part of the Southern Manufacturing 100 campaign, companies are profiled and invited to an annual dinner, to network and hear keynote speakers.
The most recent Southern Manufacturing 100 list appeared in our September 2017 issue and is available for download through the link on this page.