Celebrating individual achievement

11 November 2020, Exhibition Centre Liverpool

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  • The Manufacturer Top 100 celebrates:
  • Inspiring Leaders
  • Bold Investors in New Markets
  • Drivers of Culture Change
  • Unsung Heroes
  • Young Pioneers
  • Innovator

CELEBRATING SIX YEARS OF INSPIRATIONAL INDUSTRY LEADERS

The Manufacturer’s annual awards for the 100 most inspirational individuals working in UK industry were announced at the gala reception at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool. 

The annual Manufacturer Top 100 awards scheme is run by The Manufacturer magazine, in partnership with Cranfield University, one of the country’s top centres of business education. 

Now in its sixth year, The Manufacturer Top 100 projectrun by The Manufacturer magazine, in partnership with Cranfield University, one of the country’s top centres of business education, publicly recognises the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing. Its goal is to help dispel popularly-held myths that vibrant manufacturing in the UK is a thing of the past.   

Awardees are drawn from every walk of UK industry, from top floor to shop floor. From Young Pioneers who are establishing a new generation of makers in UK industry, to Bold Investors in New Markets developing new export markets for British goods. From the Inspiring Leaders and Drivers of Cultural Change, to the Innovators and Unsung Heroes, these are the people who put the Great into British manufacturing. 

They are selected from hundreds of nominations for the examples they set to young people aspiring to a career in industry; 100 unique and uplifting stories of struggle, grit, determination and success against all the odds, personal tales of individuals helping to drive UK manufacturing forward – and to change popular perceptions of careers in manufacturing and draw young people into sector.


The Manufacturer Top 100 is part of Digital Manufacturing Week, an annual celebration of UK manufacturing that brings together technology, finance and advanced manufacturing - in Liverpool City Region, the UK’s biggest advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

Digital Manufacturing Week is organised by The Manufacturer magazine, which for 20 years has connected ideas, talent and opportunity among our 144,000+ strong reader community.