Brain Industries is in the running for Manufacturer of the Year (< 50 employees) at the upcoming Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA).
Managing director Gillian Summers said the accolade was a credit to her genius team. Gillian said Brain Industries had also invested in new equipment at its Carrington engineering facility to offer a broader range of products and services. Enhanced supplier arrangements and a new marketing strategy are also in place.
“Our focus is always on having the equipment and skills to deliver solutions to client problems,” Gillian said.
“We invest in research and development and continuous improvement so our products work where others fail.”
Brain is exporting more of its pneumatic industrial pumps for the mining and oil and gas sectors.
Gillian said celebrating resilience is a fitting theme for this year’s Awards.
“It has been difficult for so many businesses and we thank our customers for their support.”
“We have been able to continue operating while keeping all of our staff employed.”
“New employee engagement initiatives and communication systems, including a weekly breakfast BBQ and mental health training, are helping us to be an employer of choice.”
“The spotlight is on the Hunter’s manufacturing sector, which is alive and well.”
“We wish all the other finalists the very best of luck.”
The annual awards has been revamped this year and streamlined to seven categories.The Awards will be held on Friday, 23rd October 2020, at Merewether Surfhouse.
The Hunter Manufacturing Awards seek to inspire vibrant and enduring manufacturing in the Hunter.
Manufacturer of the Year Award winners will win trips to an overseas destination to visit other companies, a trade fair or event that will enable their company to grow and develop.
As a finalist Brain is in the running for an Incentive Prize from helloworld Business Travel Group – a trip for two to any Australian or New Zealand city. HMA will contribute $1,000 towards incidental expenses.
“Wish us luck,” Gillian said.