Entries are now open for the Cornwall Manufacturers Awards.

Organised by the Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG), the awards celebrate the outstanding contribution apprentices, innovators, sustainable practices as well as business leaders and exporters have had on the industry.

Nine categories offer a wide range of application opportunities and don’t just simply recognise success but are a great opportunity for organisations to shine a spotlight on their people, their achievements and their best business practices.

Eric Nicholls, chair of the CMG and MD of Spiral UK Ltd, said: “The awards are an opportunity for Cornwall’s thriving manufacturers to showcase this dynamic and progressive sector.

“There are a number of quiet and yet influential businesses across the county, delivering an explosive economic contribution to the local and wider economy, and this is their chance to have a louder voice.

“Manufacturing accounts for 10% of Cornwall’s GVA, the importance and value of the sector cannot be underestimated and these awards give this £732 million local industry an opportunity to be rewarded and recognised.”

James Standley of Kensa Heat Pumps, last year’s Small Manufacturer of the Year winner, said: “Winning last year has given us more than just recognition; it has driven new business, rewarded everyone for their hard work and created a new energy for our aspirations for the future.”

The awards will be held in November and deadline for entries close on 19 August. For more information and online registration, click here.