Thursday, September 29, 2005

Manufacturer Awards 2005

The winners of the Manufacturer Awards, one of the UK's largest industry awards, were announced last night. Capping the first day of the Manufacturer LIVE event at the International Centre in Telford, the awards ceremony was a glittering affair attended by over 600 guests. The ceremony was hosted by TV personality Philippa Forrester, who introduced the finalists in each of the ten awards categories. Biggest winner on the night was Unilever Ice Cream & Frozen Food, which won two category awards as well as the coveted Manufacturer of the Year Award 2005. In addition to the accolade, the winners also received a magnificent crystal awards trophy. Fuller details of winners, categories and sponsors are provided below:

  • Leadership and Strategy Award
    Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Winner: Unilever Ice Cream & Frozen Food
  • Design and Innovation Award
    Sponsored by Renaissance South Yorkshire
    Winner: Impey UK
  • World Class Manufacturing Award
    Sponsored by TBM Consulting
    Winner: Group Lotus
  • The Skills and HR Award
    Sponsored by SEMTA & Jobcentre Plus
    Winner: Ford Motor Company
  • IT in Manufacturing Award
    Sponsored by Microsoft Business Solutions
    Winner: Magellan Aerospace (UK)
  • Logisitics and Supply Chain Award
    Sponsored by Oliver Wight
    Winner: Oxoid
  • Manufacturing Operations Award
    Sponsored by UGS & Sun
    Winner: Unilever Ice Cream & Frozen Food
  • Automotive Supply Chain Award
    Sponsored by HP & SAP
    Winner: Land Rover & NYK Logistics
  • Aerospace Supply Chain Award
    Sponsored by HP & SAP
    Winner: Icore International
  • Process Industries Supply Chain Award
    Sponsored by PICME
    Winner: JohnsonDiversey
  • The Manufacturer of the Year Award
    Sponsored by Barclays
    Winner: Unilever Ice Cream & Frozen Food