West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is encouraging local businesses to enter the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014, which celebrate excellence in the manufacturing industry.
Over 200 senior business leaders attended the Parliamentary launch for the 2014 awards, including representatives from Rolls Royce, GE Aviation, Mulberry, BAE Systems, and many more. The awards provide an opportunity for both celebration and recognition of innovation in industry, and are open to all businesses regardless of size.
This means that the smallest businesses have an equal chance of winning one of the prestigious prizes as some of the biggest manufacturing brands in the country. And entries for the coveted awards are now open. For details on how to enter please go to
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“In West Lancashire we have manufacturing companies that are at the forefront of their respective sectors. I’ve had the opportunity to visit companies such as Aqua, Trelleborg, UBH, Hotter Shoes, amongst many others here in West Lancashire and see firsthand the great products they are delivering for their customers across the UK and around the world.
“The Manufacturer of the Year Awards is a great opportunity for outstanding manufacturers across the country to receive recognition for their innovation and enterprise. Despite claims that the manufacturing industry is in decline, it contributes £140 billion a year to the economy and output is increasing. I would strongly encourage local businesses to put themselves forward for the 2014 Awards and showcase the talent we have here in West Lancashire.
“I would encourage West Lancashire businesses involved in the manufacturing sector to apply to these awards and highlight the great work happening in your business and in West Lancashire.”