Past Awards

2019 HUNTER MANUFACTURING AWARDS’ WINNERS

‘IT’S TIME TO SHINE’

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

The Hunter Manufacturing Awards Inc. (HMA) celebrated its 15th year of the prestigious manufacturing awards, that recognises and acknowledges manufacturing in the Region of the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast.

At a gala event, held on Friday, 11th October, HMA Chairman, Steven Smith welcomed guests and congratulated all the FINALISTS.   He said – “Our finalists this year represent the diversity of manufacturing in our region – from large, long established organisations through to much younger firms in the early stages of their business journey.  They also represent the diversity of products made in the Hunter – from well-known steel and chemicals to lesser known scientific, medical and educational products.”

Appreciation and thanks were extended to Downer, Major Sponsor for the 12th year and it was reiterated that without companies such as Downer, it would be difficult for HMA to continue to provide the recognition our Region’s manufacturers deserve.

Infrabuild Wire were welcomed as the 2019 Dinner Sponsor.  Congratulations were extended to Infrabuild Wire who are celebrating 100 years of manufacturing.

Steven Smith said – ‘Manufacturing is very much part of this region’s DNA.  The Hunter has a long and proud history of makers, which has positioned it to harness many diverse and exciting opportunities.  The face of manufacturing is continually changing – with new technologies, sophisticated supply chains and intense global competition, to name a few.  And, pleasingly, many manufacturers in our Region are not only keeping pace – they are leading the way nationally and internationally.

In order to stay relevant to the Region’s manufacturing sector, the Board recognised the need to consider the future of HMA and establish a strategy that would ensure the awards program was reflective of the contemporary nature of manufacturing moving forward into the 2020’s.   So, in late 2018 a framework was agreed on and a strategy was developed that would be driven by the new defined purpose of inspiring vibrant and enduring manufacturing in the Hunter.

The Awards program will remain the key focus of activities and given the breadth and diversity of the organisations that HMA participates with, the Board believes more can be offered.  HMA, will seek to offer the sector greater opportunities for engagement and partnership with industry leaders through various initiatives.  An example of one of those initiatives is HMA INSIGHTS, featuring leaders and innovators in Hunter manufacturing, who inspire and encourage excellence in the sector and are invited to speak and inspire and motivate others.

The increasing prevalence of collaboration between organisations to achieve outcomes that would not readily be achieved through traditional contracting arrangements will also be encouraged with a special collaboration-based award category being introduced in 2020 specifically to recognise collaboration between a manufacturer and an enabling company.”

IT’S TIME TO SHINE – 2019 HUNTER MANUFACTURING AWARDS

 

2019 HMA WINNERS AND SPONSORS

 

 

2019 MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR – CHAMBERLAIN GROUP – STEVEN SMITH, HMA CHAIRMAN, GRAEME SHEEKEY, CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, AARON STILBURN, GENERAL MANAGER – DOWNER – CARDIFF – TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

2019 HMA BOARD AWARD WINNER – NIVEK INDUSTRIES -STEVEN SMITH – HMA CHAIR, KEVIN AND DEREK CANT – NIVEK INDUSTRIES, DAVID FILMER – HELLOWORLD BUSINESS TRAVEL

 

2019 APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR – KARA McDONALD – MOLYCOP WITH SPONSOR, BAE SYSTEMS’ ANDREW CHAPMAN 

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION WINNER – ORICA – JAMES DAMPNEY WITH SPONSOR, DAVIES, COLLISON, CAVE’S – WILL HIRD

 

2019 PEOPLE & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WINNER – CHAMBERLAIN GROUP – GRAEME SHEEKEY WITH SPONSOR, BRIDON-BEKAERT’S – BRAD REED, SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY WINNER – SIRRON HOLDINGS – GREG GATES, MANAGING DIRECTOR WITH SPONSOR, R&R MURPHY’S, ROD MURPHY

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN EXPORT OF MANUFACTURED GOODS WINNER – NIVEK INDUSTRIES – DEREK CANT WITH PARTNER, NSW GOVERNMENT, MARK McLEAN

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING PROCESS WINNER, INFRABUILD STEEL CONTISTRETCH, DAVID ROLPH, SENIOR TEAM LEADER WITH SPONSOR, MOLYCOP’S KEITH RITCHIE

 

2019 RISING STAR AWARD WINNER – MEGAN CROWFOOT – INFRABUILD WIRE, WITH SPONSOR, DR GREG WHITELEY, WHITELEY CORPORATION

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING WINNER – SIRRON HOLDINGS – GREG GATES, MANAGING DIRECTOR WITH SPONSOR, THE MEASURED MARKETER – JACQUI DALEY

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER – ORICA – JAMES DAMPNEY WITH SPONSOR, PROFESSOR STEVEN WELLER – UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ENGINEERING AND BUILT FACULTY

 

2019 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE WINNER – MOLYCOP – BRETT ALLAN WITH SPONSOR, McLANAHAN, NEIL HUNT, MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY WINNER – BAE SYSTEMS – ANDREW CHAPMAN WITH SPONSOR, NUPRESS GROUP’S MURRAY CLAIR

View Past HMA Winners

REPORTS FROM PAST WINNERS

2018 MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR – McLANAHAN – click here to read McLanahan’s report – 2018 – McLanhan -Perumin

2018 HMA BOARD AWARD – R&R MURPHY – click here to read R&R Murphy’s Report  2018 – R&R Murphy – Robotic welding expo UK Rev 3 12-11-19

2016 Manufacturer of the Year – R&R Murphy – click here to read Rod’s report  2016 MOTY – RR MURPHY

2016 HMA BOARD AWARD – Robotic Systems – click here to read Robotic System’s  2016 hma board award winner report