SME News is excited to announce that the British Made Awards are returning for the third year in 2023! As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Britain has been at the forefront of the global Manufacturing industry for centuries. Since then, British Manufacturing has continued to dominate the international market, and is still hailed as a central hub for innovation today.
As we are now on the precipice of a fourth Industrial Revolution – often referred to as Industry 4.0 – it is the perfect time to recognise the leading companies and experts whose dedication and disruptive approach are ushering in this new era in Manufacturing. The British Made Awards 2023 will focus on highlighting the trailblazing businesses from across the UK who are making the most of advancements taking place in the sector, utilising emerging technologies such as IoT, Machine Learning, AI, and 3D Printing to stay ahead of their competition.
A recent report from The Boston Consulting Group states that these technologies could increase industrial efficiency by up to twenty-five percent, leading to impressive growth in the sector. Britain’s “Smart Factories” and their associated technologies are allowing manufacturers to automate production, streamline operations and factory processes, simplify supply chains, and drive productivity across their business.
The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025 Industry 4.0 will be valued at close to three trillion pounds globally, and with Manufacturing playing such an integral role to the UK economy and job market, the influence that this technological revolution will have in Britain is expansive. Throughout the country the Manufacturing sector provides 2.6 million jobs and accounts for over half of all exports. Although factory automation is often perceived to be responsible for reducing job opportunities, introducing robotics in certain areas then gives companies the opportunity to divert employees into more skills-based roles. This has the potential to alleviate the skilled worker shortage currently facing the Manufacturing market, which nearly half of all UK SMEs in this sector cite as their biggest hurdle to success.
The British Made Awards 2023 will shine a light on the best of British Manufacturing, rewarding those companies who continue to innovate and improve performance despite the challenges that come their way. We employ a strict merit-based criteria to determine our winners, to ensure that those we select have demonstrated excellence in product development, manufacturing processes, client service, and growth strategies.
SME News is proudly not pay-to-play, so there are no compulsory costs involved in any stage of the British Made Awards. Successful recipients will be presented with a range of advertising options, which include both a free-of-charge celebratory package as well as bespoke commercial package upgrades. Winners can make the most of their award by taking advantage of promotional tools such as editorial coverage, digital badges and logos, e-newsletter features, web articles, physical trophies, and much more!
Taking part in the British Made Awards 2023 has many benefits, as SME News boasts an audience of over 78,000 relevant industry professionals across the UK. Receiving an award from us would be a fantastic way to boost your reputation, increase company morale, and provide invaluable brand exposure. Don’t hesitate to nominate yourself – or a deserving business you know – simply by clicking the ‘Vote Now’ button and completing the submission form provided!