The Manufacturer Top 100 UK role models announced

The Manufacturer Top 100 event took place in Birmingham as a part of The Manufacturer Week of Excellence.
The Manufacturer Top 100 aims to champion and publically identify the sector's dynamic leaders and innovators.

The Manufacturer Top 100 report has revealed its most influential individuals in UK manufacturing.

Last night, shortlisted candidates and the wider manufacturing community joined TV presenter and engineer Kate Bellingham at an exclusive event at KPMG’s Birmingham office to celebrate the report launch.

The event, part of TM’s Week of Excellence, brought together academia, Government and industry to mark the first ever The Manufacturer Top 100, sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

The project aims to dispel myths surrounding manufacturing and create a platform to champion and publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector.

Shortlisted individuals were nominated by you, our readers, the wider industrial community and the public, for their contributions in changing the face of industry; finding new markets; making marked investment in people, processes and customers; as well as those young, bright sparks that are making an impact disproportionate to their years.

Within the report 20 exemplar individuals were highlighted, including JCB’s Lord Bamford; Dr Tony Bastock OBE of Contract Chemicals; Jane Atkinson Cape PLC and Dr Hamid Mughal Rolls-Royce, as well as Rolls-Royce apprentice Sara Underwood.

Nominate for 2015’s Top 100 here.

THE MANUFACTURER TOP 100:

MARK ADAMS | MANAGING DIRECTOR, VITSOE

MIKE ADAMS | CEO, HIETA

JASON ALDRIDGE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, ARROWSMITH

NICK AMES | MANAGING DIRECTOR, SUPACAT GROUP

JADE ASPINALL | FOURTH YEAR APPRENTICE, MBDA MISSILE SYSTEMS

JANE ATKINSON | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, CAPE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

TONY ATTARD OBE | FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, PANAZ

KEITH BAKER | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PURE WAFER

HELEN BARRATT | SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER PEOPLE CAPABILITY, BAE SYSTEMS SUBMARINES

STEPHEN BLATCHFORD | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CHAS A BLATCHFORD

SUZANNAH BOURNE | CEO, NEMEIN

LORD ANTHONY BAMFORD | CHAIRMAN, JCB

DR TONY W. BASTOCK OBE | GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, CONTRACT CHEMICALS LTD

EMMA BRIDGEWATER | FOUNDER, EMMA BRIDGEWATER

RICHARD BRIDGMAN | CHAIRMAN, WARREN SERVICES LTD

ZOE BRIMELOW | BRAND DIRECTOR, DUO UK

CAROL BURKE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, UNIPART MANUFACTURING GROUP

WILL BUTLER-ADAMS | MANAGING DIRECTOR, BROMPTON

BERNADETTE COLLINS | PERFORMANCE ENGINEER FOR JENSON BUTTON AT FORMULA 1 TEAM, MCLAREN MERCEDES

RACHEL COOKE | MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SABMILLER

ANDREW CHURCHILL | MANAGING DIRECTOR, JJ CHURCHILL

ROWAN CROZIER | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, BRANDAUER

PETER DIGBY | MANAGING DIRECTOR, XTRAC TRANSMISSIONS LTD

CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN MBE | FOUNDER, NUMATIC

JAMES DYSON | FOUNDER, DYSON

GEORGE EDWARDS | TECHNOLOGY FOUNDER, INVENTOR AND ENGINEER

RICHARD ELSE | PLANT DIRECTOR, JAGUAR LAND ROVER

CHRIS EMSLIE | CEO, FIBERCORE

ROGER EVANS MBE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, SCHAEFFLER

HUGH FACEY MBE | CHAIRMAN, GRIPPLE 

KATEY FELTON | FOUNDER, SILVERSMITH

KEVIN FITZPATRICK | VICE PRESIDENT FOR MANUFACTURING UK AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, NISSAN

STEVE FOOTS | GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CRODA INTERNATIONAL

GEOFF FORD MBE | CHAIRMAN, FORD

ALAN FOSTER | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, MCLAREN

DAVE FOTHERGILL | MANAGING DIRECTOR, TECHNICUT

NEIL GINGER | CEO, ORIGIN GLOBAL

CRESSIDA GRANGER | OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, MATHMOS

JOE GREENWELL CBE | CEO AUTOMOTIVE INVESTMENT ORGANISATION, UKTI

TONY HAGUE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, PP ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

ROGER HARTSHORN | MANAGING DIRECTOR, HL PLASTICS

ANDREW HODGSON | CEO, SOIL MACHINE DYNAMICS

DR GRAHAM HONEYMAN | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SHEFFIELD FORGEMASTERS

TIM HOPKINSON | MANAGING DIRECTOR, HARGREAVES DUCTWORK LTD

ANDREA HOUGH OBE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, AT ENGINE CONTROLS LTD

GARETH HUMPHREYS MBE | EDUCATION ADVISOR, MBDA

JEFF IMMELT | CEO, GE

GARETH JENKINS | CEO, FSG TOOL & DIE LTD

ALUN JONES | MANUFACTURING & PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR, NUAIRE LTD

PHIL JONES | MANAGING DIRECTOR, BROTHER UK

DAVID KEENE | OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, RDM GROUP

RICHARD KIRK | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, POLYPHOTONIX

DR. DAVID LANDSMAN OBE | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TATA LTD

STEVE LINDSEY | CEO, LONTRA

PAUL LOEFFEN | CEO, COBALT LIGHT SYSTEMS LTD

KEITH LONGMAN | YARD MANAGER, BERTHON BOATS

NICK LAW | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, ALLIED BAKERIES

SHARON KULIGOWSKI | MANAGING DIRECTOR, DUNPHY ENGINEERING

COLIN LARKIN | PLANT MANAGER, CNH

ROB LAW MBE | FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, TRUNKI

RICHARD LLOYD | GLOBAL MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR, ACCOLADE WINE

JUERGEN MAIER | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SIEMENS PLC

DR ALEX MARDAPITTAS | FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, EMSC (UK) LTD

ADRIAN MAXWELL | MANAGING DIRECTOR, FRANCINO

JIM MCCOLL OBE | FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, CLYDE BLOWERS CAPITAL 

DAVID MCMURTRY CBE | CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, RENISHAW PLC

IAN MENZIES | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GENERAL DYNAMICS UK LTD

DAVE MOONEY | MANAGING DIRECTOR, DRALLIM INDUSTRIES

DR HAMID MUGHAL | MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR, ROLLS-ROYCE 

TONY PEDDER | CHAIRMAN, SHEFFIELD FORGEMASTERS, JSW & EEF

NIGEL PERRY, | CEO, CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION

DEBBIE PIERCE | DIRECTOR, THE BURY BLACK PUDDING COMPANY

JAMES RATCLIFFE | CHAIRMAN, INEOS GROUP

JANE ROBINSON | DIRECTOR, CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES 

PHILIP, PETER AND ROBERT SALT | PHILIP (CEO), PETER (MD) & ROBERT SALT (DIRECTOR), SALTS HEALTHCARE LTD. 

MICHAEL STRAUGHAN | MEMBER OF THE BOARD, BENTLEY MOTORS

SARA UNDERWOOD | HIGHER APPRENTICE, ROLLS-ROYCE

CHRIS REA OBE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, AESSEAL®

JOHN REECE | FOUNDER, PEARSON ENGINEERING

JOHN REID | GENERAL MANAGER, MICHELIN TYRE PLC DUNDEE AND DIRECTOR, MICHELIN TYRE PLC

JOHN RISHTON | CEO, ROLLS-ROYCE

ANDREA RODNEY | DIRECTOR, HONE-ALL PRECISION

DANNY SAWRIJ | MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE LEO GROUP LTD

ANNA SCHLAUTMANN | FOURTH YEAR LOGISTICS APPRENTICE, MBDA

CLIVE SCOTT | CEO, AERO STANREW

DR RALF SPETH | CEO, JAGUAR LAND ROVER

NIGEL STEIN | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, GKN

ED STUBBS | MANAGING DIRECTOR, LOADHOG LTD

CHRIS SUMNER | MANAGING DIRECTOR, FANUC UK

HARRY SWAN | MANAGING DIRECTOR, THOMAS SWAN & CO. LTD

RATAN TATA | CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, TATA SONS, TATA INDUSTRIES, TATA MOTORS, TATA STEEL AND TATA CHEMICALS

MICHAEL TIERNEY | OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR, BAE SYSTEMS ROCHESTER

JAN WARD | FOUNDER, CORROTHERM

PETER WATKINS | OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE DIRECTOR, GKN LAND SYSTEMS

MARK WEBBER | MANAGING DIRECTOR, TINSLEY BRIDGE

CY WILKINSON | MANAGING DIRECTOR, CRESSALL RESISTORS LTD

SIR ANDREW WITTY | CEO, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

MARGARET WOOD | FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, ICW UK

As part of the report, shortlisted candidates were asked to “pay it forward” by choosing to take part in one of the following:

  • Nominate two individuals for The Manufacturer Top 100 2015 – Let us know who inspires you.
  • Become a proactive STEM ambassador – Be a role model and help raise the profile of STEM and show the world how creative, exciting and necessary these subjects are.
  • Become a member of The Manufacturer Alliance – Allow other organisations to visit your facilities and learn from you and your company. 10% of the profits generated by the programme are donated to the Smallpiece Trust.
  • Write for us – Give us your opinion on the most topical issues in manufacturing right now.
  • Join our editorial board – Help us cover the burning issues in manufacturing.
  • Speak at our conferences – Share your best practices and your stories with the manufacturing community.
  • Host a stand at a career fair – Show young people why working in manufacturing is important.
  • Take on an apprentice – Give a young person the tools they need to flourish in the sector.

The full report is set to be uploaded in the next couple of days – so watch this space!

The judging panel included: Prof John Perkins, chief scientific officer, BIS; Prof Mike Gregory, head of the Institute of Manufacturing, Cambridge University; Nigel Fine, CEO, Institution of Engineering and Technology; Philip Greenish, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering; Terry Scuoler, CEO, EEF; Paul Everitt, CEO, ADS; Judith Hackitt, chair, Health and Safety Executive; Rachel Eade, National Sector Lead for Automotive, Manufacturing Advisory Service; Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult; and Melanie Leech, outgoing-director general, Food and Drink Federation.