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


The Manufacturer Top 100 salutes the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing, offering role models for a vibrant future to those who once thought manufacturing in the UK is a thing of the past.

Now in its fifth year, The Top 100 project publicly recognises the heroes of UK manufacturing, those who stand out for their contribution to 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.

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.

This year The Top 100 community will grow to 500 members, and to celebrate we are hosting The Manufacturer Top 100 Hall of Fame in the large atrium of Exhibition Centre, Liverpool as part of Digital Manufacturing Week from 13 – 16 November.

Join us? Registrations will be open soon!

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.