Graham Honeyman takes the stage at awards

Sheffield Forgemasters’ chief executive was guest of honour at the 2017 Yorkshire Business Insider Made in Yorkshire Awards which celebrates the best in manufacturing across the region.

As guest presenter, Graham spoke to several hundred of Yorkshire’s business leaders at a glittering ceremony held at Leeds Armouries and highlighted the need for UK manufacturers to drive for excellence to survive in a global market.

A total of 40 companies were in contention to win an award at the event, which is part of the wider Made in the UK series, with winners from each regional category going on to compete against those from other regions across Britain.

Graham Honeyman said: “It was an honour to present at the Made in Yorkshire Awards and good to see so many worthy manufacturers from across the region being represented.

“Manufacturing has been the backbone of British commerce and will become increasingly important to the health of our economy as we move into ever more challenging global and domestic markets.

“Key to the growth of our manufacturing industries is the ability to excel and to move into more technology driven sectors, we have to be the best in the world and that is the message I have for all of the UK’s manufacturers.”

Graham also presented the Advanced Manufacturer/Technology Award which was won by Weedfree on Track for its mapping system which identifies where problematic weeds are on train tracks.

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