Emma Honey
Posted on 28 Feb 2013

Michelmores celebrates with winners at Made in the South West Awards 2013

Michelmores' manufacturing team enjoyed an evening of celebration at the prestigious Made in the South West Awards dinner on the 14 November 2013.

Michelmores sponsored the event, which recognises manufacturing excellence in the South West. Over 200 of the region's leading manufacturing businesses attended the event at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre.

The Manufacturer of the Year award went to Thatchers, the cider makers based in Sandford. Michelmores sponsored the Aerospace and Defence Award, which was presented to Spirent. The winners of each category will go on to compete in the inaugural Made in the UK Awards 2014, to be held in Liverpool.

Annelie Carver, partner, stated 'We are passionate about the Manufacturing sector at Michelmores. We believe that this sector will be one of the key sectors in enabling Britain's economy to grow and provide employment for our future generations. The South West has a number of excellent manufacturing businesses and we were delighted to be able to sponsor the Made in the South West Awards'.

The Full List of Winners:

Apprenticeship Award 

Winner: Marshfield Bakery

Sponsored by: City of Bristol College

Manufacturing Innovation Award 

Winner: Helitune

Sponsored by: University of Bristol

Aerospace/Defence Award 

Winner: Spirent

Sponsored by: Michelmores Solicitors LLP

Exporter Award 

Winner: Vi-Spring

Sponsored by: Hunter Selection

Sustainable Manufacturer Award 

Winner: Wyke Farms

Sponsored by: M&M Communications

Food and Drink Award 

Winner: Butcombe Brewery

Sponsored by: Smith & Williamson

Advanced Manufacturer Award

Winner: Aero Stanrew

Sponsored by: Corporate Traveller

Manufacturer of the Year

Winner: Thatchers Cider

Sponsored by: Barclays