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


Now in its fifth year, The Manufacturer Top 100 project publicly recognises the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing, helping to dispel popularly-held myths that vibrant manufacturing in the UK is a thing of the past.

So once again, we are scouring the length and breadth of the nation to find 100 of the greatest people working in manufacturing; 100 unique and uplifting stories of struggle, grit, determination, and success against all the odds, personal tales of individuals helping to change popular perceptions of careers in manufacturing and draw young people into sector.  

Nominations close on May 31st 2018. Please follow the link on this page to make your nominations.

More than 300 individuals were nominated in 2017 by readers of The Manufacturer, the wider industrial community and the public. All of them stood out for their contribution in changing the face of industry; finding new markets; making a marked investment in people, processes and customers or for making an impact disproportionate to their years.

These individuals were narrowed down to form The Manufacturer Top 100 2017 cohort, with 20 of them profiled in depth to underline their outstanding contribution to the sector. You are able to view the full 2017 report here.

The report was launched at a drinks reception in Liverpool on 15 November,  where the elite of UK manufacturing came together to celebrate with the Top 100. See photos from the evening here.