Insider Media Made in NI Awards 2019
The Made in Northern Ireland Awards recognise and reward manufacturing companies based in the region that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development and growth in either domestic or overseas markets.
Annual sales generated by the sector reach approximately £20bn and there are over 80,000 people employ in it. As such, the NI manufacturing sector is the third largest employer and the second largest sector in terms of economic output.
The Made in Northern Ireland Awards showcase many of the high quality manufacturing businesses in the region that are behind this success.
This is the sixth year that Insider has run the Made in Northern Ireland Awards which is part of a national suite of events that Insider hosts around the UK, all culminating in its national final, Made in the UK Awards, which take place later in the year.
In the last two years, four Northern Ireland manufacturers have won Made in the UK Awards: EDGE Innovate (Export 2017), Almac (Medical & Life Sciences 2017), Raptor Photonics (Innovation 2018) and Fortress Diagnostics (Medical & Life Sciences 2018).
Insider will once again be working with leading trade body Manufacturing NI as well as other manufacturing bodies to promote the awards. They will also form part of the judging panel that will meet prior to the awards ceremony to determine the shortlists and the eventual winners for each award category.
There are eight award categories:
- Innovation Award
- Export Award
- Medical & Life Sciences Award
- Digital Engineering/Technology Award
- Apprenticeship/Training Scheme Award
- Apprentice of the Year Award
- Food and Drink Award
- Manufacturing Company of the Year (turnover below £25m)
- Manufacturing Company of the Year (turnover above £25m)
The Awards are also being supported by the following organisations:
- Manufacturing NI
- Invest NI
- NI Centre for Competitiveness
- Northern Ireland Polymers Association
These organisations will form part of the independent panel of expert judges who will scrutinise all the submissions and determine the shortlists and the winners for each award category.
The shortlists will be announced by Insider in the weeks leading up to the awards lunch, being held at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast on 10th May 2019, when the winners will be revealed.
To find out more about the awards and to enter please go to https://www.insidermedia.com/event/insider-made-in-northern-ireland-awards-2019