Sponsor - Siemens Nixdorf.
As the history of these Awards has demonstrated, long-established, comfortably placed market leaders don't always search for improvement as diligently as they ought. Caradon Mira's Cheltenham bathroom shower factory is a welcome exception to that tendency: a solid exemplar of manufacturing excellence across a broad range of performance measures and initiatives.
Managing director Mark Pickering would be the first to concede there are still improvement initiatives left untapped. He shows how each one has been evaluated and takes its place in a rolling three-year strategic plan which is underpinned by careful benchmarking.