Manufacturers now have just a month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national business award.

EEF/Aldermore’s Future Manufacturing Awards are designed to find the best of British manufacturing and give companies across the UK the chance to be recognised as industry champions.

There are seven different award categories to enter, including strategic growth, smart products, health and safety, skills and training, operational excellence, climate and environment and exporting. There are also separate awards for the best manufacturing apprentices. All entries should be made before the 3rd October, 2014 at: