Entries are now open for the 2019 Made in Lincolnshire manufacturing awards.

Entries are now open for the 2019 Made in Lincolnshire manufacturing awards.

Made in Lincolnshire seeks to celebrate the area’s excellence in manufacturing and its well earned reputation for innovation within the sector. It also aims to showcase the diversity and creativity of those manufacturing in Lincolnshire.

Previous entries have been strong both in number and quality, and this year’s are expected to be no different, showcasing the county’s manufacturers large and small.

James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, commented: “This year we've launched a new category for those engaged in food and drink manufacturing. With a diverse and dynamic food sector, Greater Lincolnshire is well known not just for its major food processors but also for its many artisan food and drink producers. 

“Over the years we have seen a growing number of entrants from the sector and to recognise this we've created a dedicated category for 2019. We look forward to receiving entries from those engaged in food and drink manufacturing and showcasing how businesses across the county are true leaders in producing innovative and high-quality food and drink.”

Garry Wilkinson, Relationship Manager at NatWest, said: “NatWest is passionate about supporting the manufacturing sector and the Made in Lincolnshire Awards are part of a number of manufacturing sector events that NatWest are supporting within the county, with strategic partners and sector advisers. The manufacturing sector is extremely important, not only to NatWest, but to the economy as a whole. The sector faces a number of challenges and opportunities and NatWest offers support and solutions via trained specialists such as myself.”

Samantha Harrison, Head of the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, added: “We are delighted to be involved with the awards because we know Lincolnshire is home to a wide range of world-class products, and that's something we take great pride in.

"These awards are an important way of highlighting some of the most impressive work taking place right on our doorstep, showcasing the best of the best. This will help raise awareness of all the county has to offer, bringing new opportunities for all involved.”

The award categories are:

  • Made in Lincolnshire Sold Locally
  • Made in Lincolnshire Sold Nationwide
  • Made in Lincolnshire Sold Overseas
  • Made in Lincolnshire for Many Generations
  • Made in Lincolnshire – Food & Drink Manufacturing (new for 2019)
  • Made in Lincolnshire World Class

Individuals are invited to self-nominate or nominate another business/product stating why they think it is special and worthy of recognition. For example, it may be revolutionary or innovative or it may solve a problem. 

Previous winners have included Redhill Farm, MTAG Composites Ltd, Jointine Products (Lincoln) Ltd, Chiselwood Limited, Sports & Leisure Brands Ltd, Micronclean Ltd, Bailey Trailers Ltd and Pretorian Technologies Ltd.

The deadline for entries is Friday 21st June 2019. To submit your entry and to book your free place at this event please visit www.madeinlincolnshire.co  

The nominees and winners will be announced at the Made in Lincolnshire celebration event on Thursday 19th September 2019 at Dynex Semiconductor Ltd.

Pictured at the launch are (left to right) Michael Hague-Morgan, co-owner of Autocraft, Jane Smith, MD of Jointine (Products) Lincoln, Samantha Harrison from Business Lincolnshire, Garry Wilkinson, Manufacturing Sector Specialist at NatWest, and James Pinchbeck from Streets.