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Monday 11th November 2013

StairAid gets shortlisted for Made In The South West Innovation Award

Thatchers Cider, Marshfield Bakery, aircraft engineering company Helitune and aviation systems manufacturer Aero Stanrew will battle it out for the title of Manufacturer of the Year at the Made in the South West Awards 2013, it has been announced. Insider can now reveal the shortlist for all eight categories. The event showcases the best manufacturing companies in the South West. This year's awards will be held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel on Thursday, 14 November 2013. In a new addition for 2013, all award winners will be automatically put forward for the inaugural Made in the UK Awards to be held in Liverpool on 21 July 2014. Miri Thomas, editor of South West Business Insider, said: "Now in their second year, these awards celebrate the best companies designing, developing and making products right here in the South West. "These businesses, some large, some small, have one thing in common: they are all extremely passionate about their products. What shines through is the enormous pride and conviction in the quality of the South West's produce." Here is the full shortlist for the Insider Made in the South West Awards 2013:

Apprenticeship Award (sponsored by City of Bristol College)
Shortlisted: Condition Manufacturing Group, GKN Aerospace, Marshfield Bakery, Mulberry

Manufacturing Innovation (sponsored by the University of Bristol)
Shortlisted: Allen & Heath, Helitune, Kensa Engineering, Limbs & Things, StairAid

Aerospace/Defence (sponsored by Michelmores)
Shortlisted: Aero Stanrew, EIC Group, Spirent

Exporter Award (sponsored by Hunter Selection)
Shortlisted: Limbs & Things, Lye Cross Farm, Pukka Herbs, Severn Glocon, Vi-Spring

Sustainable Manufacturer
Shortlisted: Atlas Packaging, Bandvulc, FAB Recycling, Wyke Farms

Food & Drink Award (sponsored by Smith & Williamson)
Shortlisted: Burts Chips, Butcombe Brewery, Marshfield Bakery, Olives Et Al, Pukka Herbs, Thatchers Cider

Advanced Manufacturer (sponsored by Corporate Traveller)
Shortlisted: Aero Stanrew, IMI Webber, Omega Engineering Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by Barclays)
Shortlisted: Aero Stanrew, Helitune, Marshfield Bakery, Thatchers Cider Click here to find out more about the Insider Made in the South West Awards and book your table