Celebrating individual achievement

Nomination deadline: 30 September

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Nominations for 2021 are now open!

Nomination deadline: 2 July
The Manufacturer Top 100 is a showcase of those individuals who go that extra mile in their work. Nominated by their peers and judged by an expert panel, they represent the very best of the UK manufacturing industry. Discover individuals who played no small part in that collective effort, whether it be diversifying their businesses to meet demands for PPE or those who were part of the Ventilator Challenge.

Celebrating seven years of inspirational industry leaders

A member of the Top 100 alumni is someone who meets one or more of the following judging criteria:

Bold Investor in New Markets

Driver of
Cultural Change

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Innovator

Inspiring Leader

Unsung Hero

Young Pioneer

The Manufacturer Top 100 are the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing, as nominated by The Manufacturer’s 265k-strong audience, the wider industrial community, and judged by our esteemed judging panel featuring leaders of industry, academic institutions and manufacturing associations.

Publicly recognise 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, technology, 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.

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The Manufacturer Top 100 is part of Digital Manufacturing Week, an annual celebration of UK manufacturing that brings together technology, finance and advanced manufacturing.

Digital Manufacturing Week is organised by The Manufacturer magazine, which has connected ideas, talent and opportunity among our community.