Friday 29 August 2014

Industry awards finalists announced!

The judging for the PPMA Group Industry Awards has now been completed and the finalists announced.

To attend the awards ceremony
Tom Fisher on +44 (0)20 8773 8111 
Mr Dave Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing from Lloyds SME Banking and headline sponsor said “The bank has made a serious commitment to supporting UK manufacturing in recent years and our partnership with the PPMA further demonstrates our support and understanding of manufacturing business.”

The gala dinner event will take place on the first night of the PPMA show on Tuesday September 30th at the National Motorcycle Museum adjacent to the NEC in Birmingham. Everyone is welcome whether a member of the PPMA or not, from suppliers to end users. The event will be hosted by TV comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner and ITV presenter Helen Fospero.

Gary Wyles from Festo also commented “we are also very pleased to be associated with the awards and promoting the value of apprenticeships within our industry with the current skills shortage”

Sponsors of the event include; Lloyds Bank, Festo, Linx Printing Technologies, Omron, PPMA Group Insurance, Stemmer Imaging, Tekpak and tna.

The awards will take place alongside the PPMA Show. The show will be opened by Michael Portillo and includes high profile speakers such as Tesco, M&S, Coca Cola and the Groceries Code Adjudicator – explaining how she is policing the food sector manufacturing supply chain and outlawing some of the current practices. The exhibition is being attended by over 8,000 visitors and hosts 320 exhibitors.

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