Search for manufacturing stars
THE SEARCH is on to find Southport's manufacturing stars of
2006, with prestigious awards for companies large and small.
Nominations have opened for this year’s North West Business Awards
presented by The Manufacturing Institute to recognise the
exceptional achievements of the region’s leading performers and the
contribution they make to the UK economy and future prosperity.
As well as the top award of Business of the Year, which last year
went to Bolton's Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe Ltd. there are
special trophies for the Small Business of the Year and the Young
Manufacturer of 2006, a new category for those 19 to 24 year old
rising stars who are making a big difference to their companies.
There are also category awards that celebrate those leading
companies that have proved their prowess in:-
* business improvement
* product innovation
* developing people
* supply chain development
* excellence in export
For the first time this year there is also a journalistic excellence
award for those in the media who have done the most to promote
public awareness and understanding of the manufacturing sector.
Dr Julie Madigan, chief executive of The Manufacturing Institute,
said:- "With its £59 billion annual turnover and huge export
trade, North West manufacturing makes a rich contribution to
national wealth. We have many outstanding businesses in all sectors, of which the region can be rightly proud. This is their chance to
fly the flag and have their hard work, commitment and achievements
publicly recognised and rewarded."
The prestigious awards ceremony will take place at the North West
Manufacturers’ annual dinner in November, which is being held at
Manchester United’s Old Trafford as the climax to The Manufacturing
Institute’s three-day US/UK Manufacturing Summit.
Free entry to the awards can be completed
or by contacting Christine Phipps on 0161 874 3224 or
Merseyside Students go on Army Look at Life course
THE Liverpool Armed Forces
Careers Office oppened its doors to 40 Merseyside students from
Haydock High School, St Helens, Holly Lodge Girls College, West
Derby, and Formby High attended Halton Brook training camp in
Lancaster last week to commence their Army Look at Life (LAL)
The one week residential course the
students did that takes place at various training camps across the
North West and provides teenagers with an insight into Army life.
The course gives the youngsters a taste of what to expect during
basic training if they join the Army.
Throughout the week students took part
in a variety of activities, including field craft activities such as
camouflage, movement and survival techniques and personal security.
They also completed the Army basic personal fitness assessment,
participated in adventure training tasks like climbing, abseiling
and orienteering and other sports activities.
All the pupils received a certificate of
achievement for completing and successfully passing the course.
For more information on The Army Look At Life course please contact
the Liverpool Armed Forces Careers Office on 0151 236 1566 or