Endeavour Awards 2017 launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the annual Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards – the premier night for recognising the industry’s successes – for 2017.

These 14th awards will be held, as always, during National Manufacturing Week. While the venue is to be confirmed, the event will be held in Melbourne on May 11. Now is a good time to save the date.

The Endeavour Awards are an event this magazine is immensely proud to be able to hold. They are a chance for all involved to celebrate the many successes within the industry, to help share these successes with a broader audience, to network, and to learn more about the many remarkable personalities and enterprises that make the industry great.

This year we were privileged to hear from keynote speaker Andrew Stevens, chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, about the era of the advanced manufacturer. We were reminded of the reasons to be optimistic, about the industry’s overall economic importance, and its contribution to the country’s innovation output.

The Awards night altogether highlighted examples of this innovation, from Joint Strike Fighter suppliers to medical technology providers to gasket makers.

Next year we will continue to help in telling the story of your industry’s importance, and of the innovators who ensure that Australian manufacturing thrives.

Following the success of 2016’s Awards, we have made no changes to the 12 categories. They are as follows.

Technology Application Award: This category is suitable for those looking to submit successful applications for new technology in manufacturing processes.

Environmental Solution of The Year: This category recognises manufacturers who have successfully implemented solutions designed to reduce the environmental impact of their manufacturing operations.

Outstanding Start-up Award: This category seeks out notable start-up manufacturers – the future of our industry depends on them.

Global Supply Chain Integration of The Year: Many Australian companies have developed unique expertise and/or components that allow them to plug into global supply chains. Tell us about your projects and the talented people who make it them happen.

Safety Solution of The Year: Safety is of utmost concern and this category highlights the unique products, solutions and programs implemented by or developed for manufacturers.

Outstanding Small Business Award: This category recognises an Australian business with fewer than 20 employees that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

Best IT Application Award: This award recognises novel and cost-effective IT applications and implementations that made a significant impact on the business in terms of efficiency, cost management and profitability.

Exporter of The Year: This category is for companies who have successfully entered or are developing an export market with a new or existing locally-made product.

Australian Industrial Product of The Year: This category aims to highlight new, innovative Australian-made products designed for industrial applications and turn the spotlight on the people who design and build them.

Most Innovative Manufacturing Company Award: This award recognises a manufacturer in Australia that has thought “outside the box” to implement a new business idea.

Lifetime Achievement Award: This special award recognises a person who has made a significant individual contribution to Australia’s manufacturing industry.

Manufacturer of the Year: From the numerous entries received, one trailblazer stands out for outstanding innovation in the areas of technology, management and product development. This award aims at recognising that outstanding manufacturer. There is no separate form for this category, as all entrants will be considered for this award.

Nominating is, as it always is, completely free and nominations will open later this year. Be sure to check Manufacturers’ Monthly’s website and our standalone Endeavour Awards site – endeavourawards.com.au – for updates.


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