The Manufacturer is the premier UK industry publication providing manufacturing news, articles and insights while promoting best practice in the manufacturing industry.
Covering all manufacturing sectors The Manufacturer, is an essential resource for every manufacturing boardroom and for senior management, delivering thought leadership articles, regulatory updates and best practice case studies on a monthly basis.
Far from simply a print magazine, The Manufacturer has a strong web presence and offers tailored weekly newsletters. An active events schedule also attracts an engaged readership community and supports understanding between manufacturers and those providing services to them. Events range from intimate dinners through to our annual flagship conference and awards scheme, The Manufacturer Director’s Conference and The Manufacturer of the Year Awards.
Strong partnerships with academic bodies, including Cranfield University and Cardiff Business School, and trade associations like EEF and MTA make The Manufacturer an important platform for national campaigns and political lobbying. In particular The Manufacturer is proud to support employer-led skills development through its partnership with sector skills council Semta.
Meet the team
Nick Hussey, Managing Director
Nick has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry spanning titles in the UK, US, Asia and Australia. In addition to his commercial enterprise experience Nick has also worked in government, spending a year as Managing Director of Manufacturing Insight, a programme aimed at changing the image of Manufacturing. He holds several non-executive directorships and is a founder member of the IET’s Manufacturing Policy Panel.
Henry Anson, Sales Director
Henry is a shareholder in SayOne Media (SOM) and responsible for the company’s commercial activities developing new concepts and products for The Manufacturer’s readership. Henry is keen to build a bridge between the manufacturing sector and the service providers which support it.
Tim Brown, General Manager
Tim joined SOM in 2009 after working as a journalist for eight years in Australia on a range of lifestyle and business magazine publications. His primary areas of interest include the automotive industry and business development.
Will Stirling, Editorial Director
Will edited TM for two and a half years and now is working to expand the SOM publishing portfolio. He is responsible for the launch of new reports and special supplements for The Manufacturer and for the maintenance of editorial standards across SOM publications. Before joining SOM Will worked for Euromoney and IPC Media.
Jane Gray, Editor
Jane joined SOM in 2009 for the launch of the Lean Management Journal, sister publication to TM. Reporting concurrently for The Manufacturer, Jane focused on industry skills development features and lean enterprise until she became editor in June 2011.
Jon Tudor, Head of Events
Jon has extensive business experience in managing events and training programmes in both the public and private sector. For the past decade he has been heavily involved in manufacturing best practice and Lean methodology, working for The Manufacturing Institute, Manufacturing Advisory Services and was responsible for bringing the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence to the UK.