About Us

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 HusseyNick 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 AnsonHenry 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.


David Farrow, General Manager

David joined SayOne Media in 2012 managing the marketing across the business. He has nearly 25 years experience in the conference and publishing industry having worked for the lies of LexisNexis, Kaplap Hawksmere and Payroll World. In February 2014 he was appointed General Manager of SayOne Media.


Callum Bentley, Deputy Editor

Callum joins The Manufacturer after spending the past three years
working as a print and  online news journalist for a major regional news organisation in Australia. With a strong background in news for the web, Callum is responsible for boosting and updating The Manufacturer’s online presence, while also contributing to and assisting with the production of the monthly print publication.


Jane Gray, Editor

Jane GrayJane 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.




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