The EEF Photography Competition is proudly supported by these leading partners:


Liberty House

Liberty House is a fast-growing international metals and industrial group, specialising in commodities, steel and aluminium manufacture as well as the design and production of engineering products and services. With a London HQ, strategic hubs in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney, and operations covering more than 30 countries, its rapid development is based on a transformational business model that ensures both economic resilience and environmental sustainability.


Exporting is GREAT

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. We are a specialised government department with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy. Our trade promotion campaign, GREAT, is the Government’s international marketing campaign and showcases the very best of what our whole nation has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with the UK.



Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group

The All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group is a cross-party coalition of Parliamentarians and manufacturing industry organisations that works to develop new industrial policy ideas, critique existing government decision-making around manufacturing, communicate within Parliament the importance of a well-balanced productive economy, and help the manufacturing community better engage with the policy process.

With renewed political focus on the need to rebalance our economy and begin the 'march of the makers' the APMG is proud of the role it plays in ensuring policies and programmes to support the manufacturing sector achieve consensus from all parties, and across industry.

The APMG holds regular events and seminars in Parliament and across the UK, publishes newsletters summarising manufacturing policy stories, industry news, and other political developments, and produces short briefing papers to present different perspectives on particular policy issues. Common subjects of discussion include skills, access to finance, procurement of innovation, supporting export, energy policy – to name but a few.

The group also conducts longer term research into more complex or emerging industrial policy topics, through Cross-Party Inquiries.



The Guild of Photographers

The Guild of Photographers was originally established as the Guild of Wedding Photographers in 1988 and over the years has grown much wider to become an association for all individuals committed to the art of photography. The Guild's key themes are that of 'Quality, Development, Support & Approachability' for all.


The Manufacturer

SayOne Media Ltd was founded in 2007 and is the publisher of The Manufacturer and Lean Management Journal magazines. It also runs several event brands including ERP Connect, LMJ Connect, the Lean Management Annual Conference and the flagship Manufacturer of the Year Awards and The Manufacturer’s Directors Conference. It has offices in Norwich, Manchester and London.

The Manufacturer is one of the leading trade publications for the manufacturing industry in the UK and Ireland. Founded in 1998, the monthly title is organised by headline subjects relevant to all manufacturers; People & Skills, Lean, Energy, Finance, IT, Leadership and more. The title has a BPA-audited circulation of 10,000.



The Times

The Times is the oldest national daily newspaper in the UK, founded in 1785. It was one of the first newspapers in the world to launch a subscription website in 2010 and now has some 413,600 members and growing. In 2015, The Times was named Newspaper of the Year for the second time in three years at the British Press Awards and scooped seven other major awards including best supplement for the Saturday magazine, best news journalist, political writer, feature writer and cartoonist of the year.