Your chance to win a free stand for your business at Meet the Manufacturer 2017 worth £1,000

We are inviting manufacturers to submit details of any innovations in technology, design, product development, productivity or sustainability that they have developed.

Those with the most interesting concepts will be given 5 minutes to pitch their idea live at the Meet the Manufacturer conference in front of a panel of experts to receive feedback on the commercial viability of the idea and benefit from their knowledge and advice.

To be considered, manufacturers need to complete an application form with a brief description of their idea (maximum 250 words) and supporting materials (maximum 3 photos and/or 3 PowerPoint slides).

Final selection for participation at the event will be decided on a number of factors, including the strength of the idea, its commerciality and the impact that it will have on UK manufacturing.

Deadline for entries is 22nd April 2016.


  • Include up to 3 images to illustrate your innovation. If you are shortlisted to pitch your idea to the panel at the conference you will have the opportunity to resubmit new images and/or slides to support your presentation. Image 1
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • image 2
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • image 3
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.

Terms & Conditions

  • Shortlisted businesses will need a representative from their company to be available to make their pitch at the Meet the Manufacturer (MTM) conference in London on 25th May 2016
  • The competition is open to all businesses that manufacture in any of the product categories represented at the Meet the Manufacturer trade show
  • All ideas must be the submitting company’s own and must have originated in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • The prize of a complimentary stand at Meet the Manufacturer 2017 is not transferable
  • Each entry must only relate to one product or service
  • Entries received after the closing date will not be considered
  • The winner will be decided at the discretion of the panellists and the MTM team, and their decision is final
  • By entering the competition you agree to all or part of your entry being shared by MTM in any publicity material associated with the event


If you are a designer or brand with a new product that you are launching you may wish to enter our Designer’s Den competition instead.