UK Business Awards

2023 Manufacturing Awards

2023 Manufacturing Awards

The 2023 Manufacturing Awards are now closed, please visit the Manufacturing Awards Entry Page for the next available opportunity to enter.

Effective 19th May 2023: All awards will be launched with a new fee structure. Your Award Acceptance Fee will be a single, “flat fee”. If you are selected as a Winner, you will only pay one single fee regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x Winner Trophy is included in this fee. Additional trophies can still be purchased.

This has been made possible thanks to our new sponsors and partners, who have enabled us to pass our cost savings on to winners. All entries are still FREE for all sectors.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Manufacturing Awards Categories

TypeAward/categoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryBest Manufacturer UKCelebrating an outstanding manufacturing company in the United Kingdom that demonstrates exceptional quality, innovation, and contributions to the country’s manufacturing industry.
PrimaryBest International ManufacturerRecognising an international manufacturing company that excels in global markets, showcasing excellence in products, operations, and international business expansion.
PrimaryBest Use of TechnologyHonouring a manufacturing company that demonstrates exceptional utilisation of technology, such as automation, AI, or advanced machinery, to enhance productivity, efficiency, and innovation in their manufacturing processes.
PrimaryFastest Growing BusinessCelebrating a manufacturing company that has achieved remarkable growth and success, demonstrating strong financial performance, innovation, and effective business strategies within a short period of time.
PrimaryTriumph Over AdversityRecognising a manufacturing company that has demonstrated exceptional resilience, overcoming significant challenges or setbacks, adapting to changing circumstances, and achieving remarkable success despite adversity faced in the industry.
PrimaryBusiness Transformation AwardRecognising a manufacturing company that has successfully undertaken a significant transformation, redefining its operations, strategies, and processes to adapt to changing market demands and emerge stronger and more competitive.
PrimaryBest Marketing CampaignCelebrating a manufacturing company that has executed an exceptional marketing campaign, demonstrating creativity, strategic thinking, and effectiveness in reaching and engaging target audiences, resulting in increased brand visibility and market success.
PrimaryBest Online Marketplace ManufacturerHonouring a manufacturing company that excels in selling products through online marketplaces, showcasing exceptional product quality, customer service, and successful engagement with customers in the digital realm.
PrimaryMost Innovative BusinessRecognising a manufacturing company that pushes the boundaries of innovation, introducing groundbreaking products, processes, or technologies that revolutionise the industry and set new standards for excellence.
PrimaryBest Not For Profit BusinessCelebrating a manufacturing company that operates with a mission-driven approach, using its resources and operations to create a positive impact on society and support social, environmental, or cultural causes.
PrimaryBest Sustainable MaterialsHonouring a manufacturing company that demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability by utilising eco-friendly and sustainable materials in their production processes, reducing environmental impact and promoting a greener future for the industry.
PrimaryBest Customer ExperienceRecognising a manufacturing company that prioritises delivering exceptional customer experiences, providing personalised service, prompt response, and exceeding customer expectations at every touchpoint.
VerticalBest Use Of Recyclable MaterialsHonouring a manufacturing company that demonstrates outstanding commitment to sustainability by incorporating recyclable materials into their products and packaging, contributing to the circular economy and reducing environmental impact.
VerticalBest Newcomer ManufacturerCelebrating a newly established manufacturing company that has quickly made a mark in the industry, showcasing innovation, quality, and promising potential in their products and operations.
PeopleBest Lone Wolf ManufacturerRecognising an exceptional individual who operates as a solo manufacturer, demonstrating outstanding craftsmanship, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in their work.
PeopleBest Youth DevelopmentHonouring a manufacturing company that excels in nurturing and empowering young talent, providing apprenticeships, mentorship, and training programmes to develop the next generation of skilled professionals in the manufacturing industry.
PeopleBest Company to work forRecognising a manufacturing company that prioritises employee well-being, fosters a positive and inclusive work culture, offers growth opportunities, and creates a supportive environment, making it an exceptional workplace for its employees.
PeopleBest Training and DevelopmentHonouring a manufacturing company that demonstrates exceptional commitment to training and developing its workforce, providing comprehensive programmes to enhance skills, knowledge, and professional growth.
PeopleDiversity and Inclusion ChampionRecognising a manufacturing company that goes above and beyond in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within its workforce, creating an inclusive culture that values and celebrates people from all backgrounds and identities.
PeopleRising Star AwardCelebrating an emerging manufacturing company that shows exceptional potential, innovation, and growth prospects, making a significant impact in the industry and demonstrating promise for continued success.
PeopleFastest Growing TeamRecognising a manufacturing team within a company that has experienced remarkable growth, demonstrating outstanding collaboration, teamwork, and performance in achieving rapid success and progress.
PeopleBest LeadershipHonouring a manufacturing company leader who exhibits exceptional leadership qualities, inspiring and guiding their team to achieve excellence, fostering a positive work culture, and driving success in the industry.
LocationMost Positive Community ImpactAcknowledging a manufacturing company that actively contributes to the betterment of its community, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility, sustainability, and initiatives that positively impact the local community and society at large.

Entry Form

Manufacturing Awards
Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.