The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is on the lookout for the UK’s best manufacturers as it launches Manufacturing Excellence 2012.

Philippa Oldham, head of manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “If we want to see the UK economy thrive once again, we need to see a resurgence in UK manufacturing. Manufacturing Excellence not only identifies and celebrates outstanding UK manufacturing businesses but can also help underperforming companies improve.

“Past winners have shown that by taking part and adopting best practice they can thrive, grow and become global players. We’re calling for businesses to apply and take advantage of the programme. Entry is free and there is up to £20,000 free consultancy advice up for grabs…”

Manufacturing Excellence 2012