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 Anson - Sales Director, The Manufacturer

Henry manages Hennik’s commercial activities, developing new concepts and products for The Manufacturer’s readership. He builds bridges between the manufacturing community and the services sector that supports it.


Nick Peters, Editorial Director


Nick Peters, editorial director, The Manufacturer - part of Hennik Research.

Nick is responsible for overseeing Hennik’s developing array of content, bringing to the role decades of experience in business and journalism. In his career, he has been a foreign correspondent for national TV, radio and newspapers, as well as founding and operating business magazines.


Jonny Williamson, Editor of TheManufacturer.com

Jonny WilliamsonJonny joined TM having spent the past three years working as a print and online features journalist for global media outlets covering manufacturing, commercial aerospace and business leadership. Jonny is responsible for boosting and updating TM’s online presence with a strong focus on community engagement.


Tarquin Hussey, The Boss

Tuck3Rescued from Battersea Dogs Home, Tarquin has always been part of Hennik. He can often be found asleep in his bed or attempting to raid the bins after lunch! He loves to chase squirrels in his spare time but says his favourite past time is enjoying a cuddle with anyone who happens to be passing. He is well travelled, having been to four countries, and is very much The Boss of the office!!