Nominate your heroes in manufacturing against one or more of the following criteria:

Inspiring Leader
An inspiring leader who has created wealth for and created stable employment at a UK-based manufacturing firm, while remaining committed to investing in developing the value of their manufacturing business through people, processes and technology.

Bold Investor in New Markets
Someone who has been courageous in finding new markets, increased revenue by venturing overseas and helped reshape one or multiple markets by providing a new and competitive business model involving UK manufacturing.

Driver of Cultural Change
An individual who has helped to alter popular perceptions about manufacturing locally or nationally, inspiring young people, women and minority groups or has influenced government to help make conditions better for manufacturing in the UK.

Unsung Hero
Someone who is instrumental in facilitating the success of those around them and the success of the business as a whole. They are the constants that provide support and knowledge both downwards and upwards within the professional hierarchy.

Young Pioneer
A person who has made an impact disproportionate to their years, providing inspiration for the future of manufacturing in the UK.


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.