Time to register for next year’s Dinner & Annual Award Ceremony at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham on Thursday 25th April 2024.

CBM Annual Dinner & Awards receives brilliant feedback from attendees, who have dined, danced and networked with peers from across the industry. Our upcoming event will be even more exciting, with new awards, a great keynote speaker, fantastic music…and, of course, YOU!

Now’s the time to register to attend this prestigious industry event as well as entering your candidates for the four award categories:

Company of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
HSE Initiative of the Year
Energy Efficiency Initiative

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A taste of the last CBM Dinner & Awards

On 30th March 2023, CBM members from across the sheet metal, forging, press work, fasteners and cold rolling sectors met at the Radisson Blu in Derby to recognise Metalforming excellence and to enjoy the company of their industry colleagues. 

This was the inaugural year of the CBM Metalforming Awards – a new way for members to promote their accomplishments and talent. The winners in three categories were announced and celebrated during the dinner.

Apprentice of the Year

Oliver Eskriett from C Brandauer & Co Ltd

Congratulations to all finalists – Alex Kemp from Forged Solutions Group, Callum Barlow from Titan Steel Wheels, Jamie Pearce from Glen Dimplex and Oliver Eskriett from C Brandauer & Co Ltd.

Thanks to Advanced Forming Research Centre for sponsoring and judging this category. 

HSE Initiative of the Year

Forged Solutions Group

The shortlist were, Cooper & Turner Ltd, G-TEKT Europe Manufacturing, Padley & Venables Ltd, Somers Forge Ltd and Forged Solutions Group. They all reflected incredible achievements in HSE. 

Thank you to Biffa for sponsoring and judging this category.

Company of the Year

C Brandauer & Co Ltd

The finalists were Petrofer, Somers Forge Ltd and C Brandauer & Co Ltd. They all demonstrated a long-term commitment to innovation, skills development and new products and services. 

The award was sponsored by Crowe U.K. LLP

Comedy, intrigue and a bit of local history

Professor Carl Chinn MBE

Carl Chinn MBE, historian, writer and broadcaster, compered the evening and kept proceedings fun and lively. You’ve probably heard him on the radio and read his work in the papers – he’s one of the Midlands’ most famous local historians and is a well-known manufacturing champion.

Keynote Speaker Peter Marsh

We also welcomed Peter Marsh, writer and lecturer on 21st century manufacturing as the keynote speaker. Peter has given talks on  manufacturing opportunities in 16 countries including  China, Italy and Brazil.  His best known book is “The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production”, published by Yale University Press.

The night ended on the dance floor

The night ended on the dance floor

Live entertainment from Band Under the Covers, creating a fun atmosphere.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to a wonderful evening. See you for more fun next year!