THE CeeD industry awards are set to return to celebrate the success of Scottish manufacturers during the pandemic.
The awards, which return after a two-year hiatus, take place at The Glasgow Hilton Hotel this evening, with around 600 guests from the industry in attendance.
The event will recognise the achievements of the many businesses that have excelled, despite the challenging times the sector has faced.
Joe Pacitti, CeeD Managing Director, said: “While some sectors have been severely affected these past couple of years, the manufacturing sector has mostly carried on through some very difficult times and shown their resilience by finding new ways of working and pivoting their business to meet urgent new demands as a result of the pandemic,
Pacitti went on to explain that this is why they have introduced “two new categories this year, to recognise the many ways they have helped the rest of us to carry on and stay safe while doing so.”
Scottish Government Business Minister Ivan McKee MSP said: “The importance of the manufacturing sector is reflected through our Making Scotland’s Future programme and CeeD’s role in our Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund is a key element of that.
“We want to create sustainable economic growth, so it is encouraging to see so many excellent examples of best practice highlighted at these awards.
“As Trade Minister, I am especially pleased to be handing out the Internationalisation Award. Manufacturing accounts for a large proportion of Scotland’s exports, so I expect the standard to be high.”
CeeD received over 100 applications and the shortlist for each category has now been announced.
Joe Pacitti added “Judging has been very difficult this year. It has been so very close across all the categories, and I’d like to congratulate everyone who entered the 2022 CeeD awards.”
A membership body which promotes Scotland’s manufacturing and engineering eco-system, CeeD is renowned for the work it does to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness for manufacturing organisations across Scotland.