Manufacturing Awards 2023

The Team at CPL were excited to be attending the Make UK Manufacturing Awards, at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.  We had been shortlisted for three categories which is a huge tribute to the work of the entire team. Being on the same shortlist as many of the UK’s household names was a great achievement.

We were thrilled to be Runner Up in the Business Growth and Strategy category – an unexpected but fabulous accolade and testament to all the hard work and planning that has helped us grow as a business. Well done everyone!

The dinner was a great opportunity to network with the best in manufacturing and to celebrate the success of those on the shortlist and of UK manufacturing in general.

CPL also received certificates of recognition in the Innovation Category and the SME of the Year Category.

What a great evening.  Congratulations to all on the shortlists, the winners and runners up – British manufacturing is on the up!


Business Growth and Strategy

  • Runner Up – Cambridge Precision Ltd
  • Winner – Autocraft Solutions Group

Developing Future Talent 

  • Runner Up – Teledyne UK
  • Winner – Frederick Cooper (Birmingham)

Energy and Sustainability Sponsored by Inspired PLC 

  • Runner Up – Lignacite Ltd
  • Winner – Refresco Drinks UK Limited

Health, Safety and Wellbeing 

  • Runner Up – Precision Technologies International Limited
  • Winner – Lisi Aerospace Rugby (BAIUK LTD)

Innovation Sponsored by Isoclad & Securiclad 

  • Highly Commended – Teledyne e2v
  • Runner Up – PIL Membranes Ltd
  • Winner – MasterMover Ltd

Manufacturing Matters

  • Highly Commended – James Dawson
  • Runner Up – Luxfer Gas Cylinders
  • Winner – Pennine Healthcare

SME of the Year

  • Highly Commended – Plastek UK Ltd
  • Runner Up – Lignacite Ltd
  • Winner – A&M EDM

Manufacturer of the Region Sponsored by AWS 

  • Winner – Refresco Drinks UK Limited

Business Apprentice Rising Star 

  • Highly Commended – Damien Nagra, Manufacturing Technology Centre
  • Runner Up – Joe Cesare, Leonardo
  • Winner – Lily Blakemore, Rheinmentall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)

Business Apprentice Final Year

  • Runner Up – Keira Goodchild, Siemens Healthineers
  • Winner – Joesphine Ready, MBDA

Engineering Apprentice Rising Star 

  • Runner Up – Ellie-May Burkacki, RBSL
  • Winner – Hannah Katie Linden, JLR

Engineering Apprentice Final Year 

  • Runner Up – Dan Mainwaring, RBSL
  • Winner – Freya Bexon, Rolls-Royce

Apprentice Endeavour Award 

  • Winner – Isabella Walsh, Ibstock Plc