07 February 2020

Ben Wilson highly commended at National Manufacturing Awards

Ben Wilson highly commended at National Manufacturing Awards

We are delighted to announce that Ben Wilson has been highly commended at the major National manufacturing awards programme organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The awards which recognise excellence among manufacturing companies in six categories, as well as five Apprentice categories across the UK, were presented at the annual awards ceremony of Make UK which was held at Canary Wharf in London and sponsored by Japanese IT solutions provider Hulft.

Judges said “In February 2018 the company suffered a devastating fire. Individual’s lives and futures were at stake, but through great leadership the company got straight into action to re-build the business and safeguard everyone’s livelihoods; team, suppliers and customers alike were his concern – there was no time for self-pity. There was a new building within 9 days and within 3 months they were back to 80% capacity and truly ‘back in business’.

Stronger Together

The culture that had been developed by Ben over the previous 5 years, became the glue that held the team together they took ownership of the changes and helped drive the new #strongertogether future.”

Claire Almond, Director of Business Development EMEA at Hulft the sponsor of the dinner said “Britain is one of the world's biggest manufacturing nations, and it is a great privilege to be working with MAKE UK to help support and champion UK manufacturing. The sector is facing significant change, as a result of what is being referred to as the 4th industrial revolution, and it is important that businesses are given the right opportunities to properly position themselves for the future.”

Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, is the representative voice of UK manufacturing, with offices in London, Brussels, every English region and Wales.

Collectively we represent 20,000 companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, across engineering, manufacturing, technology and the wider industrial sector. We directly represent over 5,000 businesses who are members of Make UK. Everything we do – from providing essential business support and training to championing manufacturing industry in the UK and the EU – is designed to help British manufacturers compete, innovate and grow. 
From HR and employment law, health and safety to environmental and productivity improvement, our advice, expertise and influence enables businesses to remain safe, compliant and future-focused.