The Best Factory Awards, run in partnership between Works Management and Cranfield School of Management, have been celebrating Britain’s outstanding manufacturing talent since 1992.
The awards are an obsession for manufacturing managers across the land who plot, scheme and dream about one day winning a coveted BFA. Success depends on overcoming a notoriously tough judging process.
It begins with completing a detailed self-audit questionnaire, which is marked by the judging team at Cranfield School of Management. Factories that prove themselves as a best in class plant then go forward to a judging visit where the team will inspect every nook and cranny of the site to see whether the facts match the figures.