TOP 100 - Industry's Change-Makers

Join us on 16 November 2022 to celebrate the very best of the UK manufacturing industry. It is one of the biggest nights in the manufacturing industry’s calendar, attended by the TOP100 brightest manufacturing stars, judges, TOP100 alumni and wider manufacturing community.

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.


6:00 – Drinks reception

6:15 – Welcome from Grace Gilling, MD of Hennik Research

6:45-7:40 – Awards presentation

7:00-9:00 – Networking, drinks and nibbles

Wednesday 16 November -18:00 – 21:00

Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Kings Dock
L3 4FP


Telephone: 0151 703 7294


Please see COVID-19 guidelines below.

If you would like any assistance planning your journey to the event please contact the team on: or 020 7401 6033 (opt 3)

By car

Less than 20 minutes from the UK motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool’s main through road, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is perfectly placed if arriving by car

By rail

Just a short taxi- or bus-ride away from Liverpool Lime Street station, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is just over two hours from London via direct train services.

Virgin Trains National Rail

Local accomodation

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Plan your journey

If you are unsure on the best way to travel to Liverpool, try planning your journey using the following websites. For further assistance please contact our team who will be more than happy to help on: or 020 7401 6033 (opt 3)


In line with manufacturing best practice, all attendees will need to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status on arrival at the event. You will not be admitted if you can’t show one of the following:

  • A negative lateral flow result
  • A negative PCR result

The negative lateral flow test must be reported to the NHS website or app (separate to the track and trace app) and the result shown via the NHS app SMS text or email. We recommend that you bring additional tests with you when you travel.