On the planned night of Brexit, October 31, the Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG) will be championing manufacturers across the county at its awards night and all industry players are invited to enter.

A total of 10 per cent of Cornwall’s Gross Value Added is contributed to by manufacturing. When combined with the closely aligned construction industry, these two industries jointly deliver 25 per cent of the county’s GVA, dominating the more commonly understood economic drivers to the county of tourism and agriculture.

Celebrating the commitment that Cornish manufacturers make to Cornwall’s proud industrial heritage, all manufacturers, representing every sector of the county’s booming industry, are encouraged to get involved.

The prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding contribution apprentices, innovators, sustainable practices as well as business leaders and exporters have had on the industry.

Six 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, chairman of the CMG said: “With Brexit uncertainty weighing on UK manufacturers minds, the day’s events at parliament will be reflected on by the award night’s guest speaker Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, the UK’s representative voice, of the manufacturing industry.

"Our awards night has always been a huge highlight in the manufacturing calendar. This year it couldn’t be closer to the coal face reaction to Brexit – in whichever form it takes – and I urge everyone who manufactures to take part in the awards and be part of something truly unique.”

The awards, hosted at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, and backed by a range of sponsors, are free to enter and judged by independent industry experts.

The deadline for entries is August 30.

For more information, online registration and tickets visit www.cmgroup.org.uk