Bion Takes Home Partnership Award at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards

Last night, one of our long-term valued supporters, Robert Bion & Co, took away the regional award in the ‘Partnership’ category at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2017. The Awards are all about celebrating success, rewarding change, building partnerships, progressing ideas, developing good practice and investing in people. The ‘Partnership’ Award was awarded to the company who has done the most to promote engineering and manufacturing careers through activities within the community and in partnership with education providers. Bion has been a huge supporter of EDT since 2008 - They were a sponsor of the 2017 Year in Industry (YINI) Year Book, as well as a sponsor of the YINI Audience Choice Awards at the South East Contribution to the Business Awards (CTTB) earlier this year.  In addition, they have been supporting us with various STEM events and promotions of the YINI scheme.

Below are the Business Award categories:

Business growth Award: recognising the most dyanimic business growth based on actively managed consistently delivered growth strategy.
Developing People Award: Recognising those that have done the most to build skills, harness talent and develop employees.
Environmental Achievement Award: recognising those that have done the most to improve overall environmental performance and enhance sustainability.
Export Award: recognise the development and implementation of a new international trade strategy that has led to successfully trading goods and/or services in the last three years.
Health and Safety Award: recognise progress in improving the occupational health and safety culture of the workplace by introducing new or developing existing initiatives.
Innovation Award: celebrating innovations executed through new products, processes, markets and business models. 
Partnership Award:  the company that has done the most to promote engineering and manufacturing careers through activities within the community and in partnership with education providers.
Leadership Award: recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership or made a significant contribution to a company project or initiative.

The Awards also celebrated achievements of apprentices in engineering and manufacturing businesses in their first and final year, who have done the most to seize the training and development opportunities presented to them. Congratulations to all finalists and winners from each category!

A huge congratulations to Bion! Without the support of companies such as Bion, young people would not have the opportunity to enter the workplace to experience a real life working environment. We look forward to continue working with them to help develop the skills and experience young people need to achieve their goals.

              

Date published: 
November 10, 2017