Rising Star Award

You’re thinking about entering the Rising Star Award Category? Excellent!

Nominations are open for consideration of the Rising Star Award at the annual Hunter Manufacturing Awards.

Registration takes 5 minutes. Applications are open from 8 May and close 19 July. If you have been unable to meet the deadline, please contact HMA to make an alternate arrangement.

Whilst our focus for this award is the development of young leaders, a more mature aged person successfully building a leadership capacity will be considered.

Definitions & Guidelines

Nominations are open to any employee from a manufacturing company who has made an outstanding personal contribution to a manufacturing business through their leadership ability.

Please read following description pertaining to this category

A key element in the future of the Region’s manufacturing sector will be the calibre of the leaders that we are developing in our businesses today.

HMA want to recognise these very important emerging leaders and have established the Rising Star Award to provide this recognition.

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic young men and women who are committed to the manufacturing sector, hungry to learn every day and consistently making a positive contribution to their businesses.

These rising stars are quick to seize an opportunity and equally quick to find the courage to take responsibility for their actions.

They work well on project teams, are confident in their ability, but are keen to listen to and respect the views of others.

They get their own tasks done to a high standard and encourage others to follow.

Candidates for this special award enjoy tackling difficult challenges and are resilient in the face of set backs, showing great resolve under pressure.

Our winner will have demonstrated the capacity to consistently create positive outcomes for their business in areas such as safety, innovation and productivity.

Through all these achievements they will have convinced their employer, and the HMA Board that they possess outstanding long term leadership potential in the manufacturing sector.

The judges will look for examples of personal achievement by the nominee that include but are not limited to innovation, outstanding personal contribution or result achieved, completed tasks with quality results, improvement in safety, productivity or profitability directly attributable to the activities of the nominated individual.

Whilst we acknowledge the importance of fostering and supporting leadership development at all levels and ages in a smart business, this award is specifically looking to identify and recognise the outstanding young leaders in the manufacturing sector.  Leaders in the early stages of development who are showing great potential for the future.  These young men and women will be the key to our future.

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Judging Criteria & Values

Below is a breakdown of each question, the criteria judges will be looking for and the value of each question.

Judging Criteria Value

Examples of how the nominee has demonstrated key personal attributes such as drive, enthusiasm, persistence, resilience and integrity.

15 / 100

Examples of how the individual has demonstrated the ability to both work effectively in teams and provide team leadership.

20 / 100

Examples of strong, consistent commitment to safety.

20 / 100

Examples of contribution to quality improvements and innovation.

15 / 100

Examples of contributions to improvement in productivity and/or profitability.

15 / 100

Examples of the ability to take initiative and solve problems.

15 / 100

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Previous Year's Winner

Rising Star Award – Lewis Penfold

2018 Winner – Lewis Penfold

Lewis has been a trajectory to provide strong, effective leadership in the manufacturing since learning about the practicalities of business life in his family’s business as a young man growing up.

With a double degree in engineering and business since leaving school, Lewis has demonstrated the intellectual horsepower and hard nosed discipline required to succeed at the highest level.

His first leadership opportunity came when still very young with only 24 hours to prepare. Not surprisingly, despite the initial nerves, he grasped it with both hands and has never looked back.

Lewis combines his passion for engineering and innovative solutions to challenging problems, with a collaborative leadership style that continually encourages his team to bring their very best to each shift.

Lewis is an inspiring and worth winner of the rising star award for 2018.

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Please Register first before completing your application form. Registration takes 5 minutes and close 19 July. Applications are open from 8 May and close 19 July.

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