Sony UK Technology Centre has announced that its employees have been shortlisted for two Manufacturing Champions Awards.
Manufacturing Team and Employee-Led Innovation were the award categories that the team were successful in getting through to the final.
Specifically, the Raspberry Pi team who manufacture the credit-card sized mini-computer will be competing against Bentley Motors, Fujifilm and BAE Systems for the Manufacturing Team Award. This award recognises a team that's pulled together to produce the most impressive performance gains over the past year.
The Employee-Led Innovation award celebrates the employee or team whose bright idea has led to the most impressive performance gain for his or her site. Simon Gregory, Systems Analyst at Sony UK Technology Centre has been nominated for this award and is up against peers from the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, BorgWarner Turbo Systems and BAE Systems.
Steve Dalton OBE, Managing Director of Sony UK Technology Centre, said: "I am delighted our employees have been shortlisted in two award categories for the Manufacturing Champions Award.
"Our people are a huge contributor to our success and I am immensely proud of what they have achieved. I wish the Raspberry Pi team and Simon the best of luck at the awards ceremony.”
The Raspberry Pi team and Simon were chosen from an initial entry pool of over 100 entries. All entries were rigorously assessed by an independent judging panel made up of senior manufacturing decision makers.
Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards are the first awards to exclusively celebrate the all-important people who spur UK manufacturing success.
The awards will be held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on December 4.
Lead sponsor for the Manufacturing Champions Awards is The Manufacturing Institute.
The full list of shortlisted companies is available here.
For more information about the Manufacturing Champions Awards can be found here.
More information about Sony UK Technology Centre’s involvement of the awards can be found here.