Brain Industries is encouraging other manufacturers and businesses to join it in getting behind the 2021 Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA).
The Newcastle-based industrial equipment manufacturer has renewed as a supporter of the event.
Managing director Gillian Summers said the Hunter, Central Coast and mid North Coast regions of NSW have a strong manufacturing sector.
She said manufacturing provides many local jobs – as well as equipment and supply chain inputs to keep other businesses working productively and safely.
“It is important for manufacturers and other businesses to celebrate the achievements and excellence of the local manufacturing sector,” Ms Summers said.
“We need to support each other to continue to grow local manufacturing and shine a light on its importance to our economy and community,” she said.
To join Brain Industries in becoming a supporter of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards visit www.hma.org.au/partners
2020 Awards a Success
Despite the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 HMA Awards went ahead on October 23, 2020. The celebrating resilience theme was fitting.
To watch the ceremony and see images from the event – click here.
MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR GREATER THAN 50 EMPLOYEES
Winner: Whiteley Corporation
Highly commended: Burgtec
MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR LESS THAN 50 EMPLOYEES
Winner: Rotacaster Wheels
Highly commended: Brain Industries
2020 RISING STAR AWARD
Winner: Hugh McRae from Molycop
Highly commended: Ash Gesler from BAE Systems
EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
Winner: Chamberlain Group.
OUTSTANDING START-UP AWARD
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Safegauge
COLLABORATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Joint winners: Ampcontrol, Safearth and NewiVentures
Highly commended: Varley Group
MANUFACTURING PIVOT AWARD
Joint winners: Sirron Holdings and Ampcontrol
Highly commended: Bridon Bekaert
2021 Hunter Manufacturing Awards are Open
The Hunter Manufacturing Awards’ mission is to ‘inspire vibrant and enduring manufacturing’.
Applications for the 2021 awards close August 31, 2021.
Organisers are planning to bring back the full list of award categories this year. They were scaled by in 2020.
There is a two step application process. Register your intention to make an award submission, then complete the award application. Register and apply here.