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ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 22 JUNE 2018

Once you have registered and completed the entry process you can return and log into your account and amend your entry until the nominations closing date.


Entry Hints and Tips

The entries that work best are those that include:

  • An explanation of customer or market need
  • An explanation of a problem and how it was solved
  • The reaction from market, customers, staff
  • A good summary of how the judging criteria have been met
  • Present facts, be specific
  • Give good examples
  • Testimonials where available help a lot
  • Be visual with photographs, video and diagrams
  • Include a product where appropriate
  • Make your case in a clear, interesting and persuasive way. The judges have many entries to assess, so they are more likely to appreciate an entry which is short and succinct.


Why enter?

To differentiate yourself from the competition

To receive recognition from the Plastics Industry

To show your team that you value their work and dedication

To boost company morale

To enhance your brand awareness in the marketplace

To be deemed the best in your field by industry experts

To earn the honor and respect you deserve

To create a new marketing opportunity

To be part of the industry's Oscars

To be known as an Award Winner


YOU CAN ENTER MULTIPLE CATEGORIES IF REQUIRED DURING THE SUBMISSION PROCESS .   

Unsung Hero

Do you have a member of staff who works tirelessly for your organisation, who always goes the extra mile, but who doesn’t make a big song and dance about it? Is there someone in your company, whether they work on the shop floor, the boardroom, or anywhere in-between, who you think should get much wider recognition for what they do for the business? Winner will receive a trophy on stage!

Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

The category is open to all companies in the industry - suppliers, processors, OEMs - who have apprentices or trainees and to academic establishments. The judges will be looking for measurable results in areas such as academic achievements, skills development and overall performance in the workplace. An individual who goes above the call of duty, shows high levels of initiative and is pro active within their own environment. Each person must be entered by his or her training establishment or company. Companies will need to demonstrate the strategy behind an apprenticeship and demonstrate career planning.

£500 CASH PRIZE for the winner kindly donated by the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association

(www.pmmda.org.uk)

Young Designer of the Year

This category is open to individuals of 25 years old and under. They can be students, company employees or anyone with a talent for design. The winner will recieve a £1,000 prize donated by Motan Colortronic

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Consumer Product Design of the Year

This award covers product designs for markets such as domestic products, sports and leisure goods, electronic products, fashion accessories, medical and pharmaceutical devices and consumer packaging. Entries are encouraged from product designers and design engineers at consultancies, processors and end-use companies.

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Industrial Product Design of the Year

This award covers product designs for markets such as transport, office equipment, engineering subcomponents, safety equipment, building and construction, medical equipment, industrial packaging and products that are a benefit to society or the environment . Entries are encouraged from product designers and design engineers at consultancies, processors and end-use companies. The judges will be looking for products that impress in areas such as materials selection, design for manufacture, design for sustainability and fitness for purpose.

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Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year

The aim of this competition is to raise awareness and showcase the latest product innovations and designs for recycled plastics.  The award further recognises the progression in the applications of recycled plastics, and presents a real opportunity for the industry to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and saving resources through the use of recycled materials. 

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Best Training & Development Programme of the Year

This award is open to companies which view the development of skills in their staff as an integral part of their own development. The judges will be looking for investment in training, examples of effectiveness, good appraisal and personal development programmes. 

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Best Technology Application of the Year

This award recognises companies that have instigated, developed or applied innovative technologies. It is open to organisations or companies which can demonstrate how they have gained tangible benefits through genuine plastics materials or processing innovations. The judges will be looking for quantifiable benefits in areas such as production efficiency, quality standards, product performance or profitability.

Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Programme of the Year

This award recognises companies that have made a significant improvement in their environmental performance and/or energy efficiency. The judges are looking for specific programmes that have led to real measurable benefits. Examples could include scrap reduction, recycling schemes, energy saving programmes, community initiatives or designing for the environment

Best Business Initiative of the Year

This award is open to processors (manufacturers of components or finished products using plastics materials) and suppliers which can demonstrate real business growth through a range of enterprising initiatives. For example, these could include new business development, export growth, entering new markets, customer care initiatives, quality programmes, innovative marketing strategies, taking advantage of external help and advice, implementing management/planning software, improving supply chain management and so on.

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Processor of the Year

This award is open to processors (manufacturers of finished components and products using plastics materials) and OEMs processing in-house which are able to demonstrate to the judges their overall excellence. Entry into at least one other category is expected in addition to entering this overall category, as it would give the judges an opportunity to understand more about the company’s areas of excellence.The judges will be looking for leading performances across a number of areas, which could include business enterprise and growth, technical innovation, people development, manufacturing efficiency, customer relations or addressing environmental concerns. In other words, the company needs to be an all-round world-class processor.

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Supplier Partnership - Materials

This category is designed to be attractive to those companies operating in the UK plastics industry who manufacture, supply or distribute a range of materials, from polymers – whether ‘normal’ or ‘specialised’ – through to additives, masterbatch and compounds.

Supplier Partnership - Ancillary Machinery

Supplier partnership categories enable businesses of any size, large or small, to show how they can work effectively and productively with a customer on a particular project in their part of the plastics industry. These particular awards recognise companies who supply goods and services to plastics processors and examine the work they do during and after the life of a project. If you are entering this category you should try and tell us as much about the partnership and how it brought the project into being as you can. You can submit up to two entries, with each focusing on a separate customer. But each entry must focus on the work you have done with ONE customer.

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Supplier Partnership - Prime Machinery

Supplier partnership categories enable businesses of any size, large or small, to show how they can work effectively and productively with a customer on a particular project in their part of the plastics industry. These particular awards recognise companies who supply goods and services to plastics processors and examine the work they do during and after the life of a project. If you are entering this category you should try and tell us as much about the partnership and how it brought the project into being as you can. You can submit up to two entries, with each focusing on a separate customer. But each entry must focus on the work you have done with ONE customer.

Supplier Partnership - Toolmaker

Supplier partnership categories enable businesses of any size, large or small, to show how they can work effectively and productively with a customer on a particular project in their part of the plastics industry. These particular awards recognise companies who supply goods and services to plastics processors and examine the work they do during and after the life of a project. If you are entering this category you should try and tell us as much about the partnership and how it brought the project into being as you can. You can submit up to two entries, with each focusing on a separate customer. But each entry must focus on the work you have done with ONE customer.

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