MA Business launches Engineering & Manufacturing Awards

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New event brings together Mark Allen’s unparalleled engineering portfolio to celebrate the very best of the UK and Irish manufacturing sectors.

MA Business, part of the Mark Allen Group, is launching The Engineering & Manufacturing Awards to recognise the energy and innovation across UK and Irish industry. The awards ceremony will take place at a black tie event on the evening of 19 May 2023 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

Mark Allen is the biggest engineering and manufacturing publisher in the UK, with titles including Eureka!, Machinery, Manufacturing Management, New Electronics and The Engineer. In addition, it runs events including the Engineering Design Show, Subcon and the European Manufacturing Strategies Summit.

These awards will leverage the audiences of all these titles, shows and summits into creating an awards event that will reflect the enormous variety, expertise and talent of the UK’s engineers and manufacturers.

Paul Fanning, Publishing Director at MA Business said: “Alongside all our engineering and manufacturing brands, The Engineer, Eureka!, Manufacturing Management, Machinery and New Electronics represent some of the strongest brands in engineering media. Between them, they cover the manufacturing cycle from design to production and have a pedigree of hundreds of years.

"What all these brands have in common is a commitment to focusing on, amplifying and celebrating the achievements of engineers of all disciplines and manufacturing of all types. And that is why they are coming together now to deliver an event that will take this celebration to another level.”

The Awards will feature 16 categories designed to allow entrants of all sizes and capabilities to demonstrate their excellence alongside their peers. These will include:

· Best Sustainability Initiative

· Net Zero Champion

· Rising Star Award

· Training And Development Award

· Engineering Ambassador

· Best R&D Project

· Best Engineering Consultancy

· Industry Leader Of The Year

· Safety & Resilience Award

· Best Production Innovation

· Best Additive Manufacturing Application

· Best Manufacturing Productivity Improvement

· Best Design Team

· Best Engineering Innovator

· Best Digital Innovation

· Engineering Impact Award

The range of categories give a wealth of opportunities to subcontractors and manufacturers alike, to celebrate the very best of production engineering, pioneering machine shop excellence and the latest innovations.

Entries will open for these categories on 31 October this year. Judging will feature a range of independent, high-profile industry figures. Details of the categories can be found at

Paul Fanning said: “The 2023 Engineering & Manufacturing Awards will offer a showcase for the very best that UK engineering has to offer. Whether your achievements lie in design, manufacture, production or management, these awards will be open to all and will celebrate everyone in the sector.

“Engineering and manufacturing are at the forefront of the fight to meet all the biggest challenges facing mankind, be it Climate Change; energy security; healthcare; transport or defence, there are people working now to help sustain our children’s and our grandchildren’s security, prosperity, health and welfare. We want to celebrate them and we want you to join us.”

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