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 Peters

Nick Peters

Editorial Director
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.
Matt Pulzer

Matt Pulzer

Managing Editor
Matt joined The Manufacturer in 2016 and became Managing Editor in January 2017. A former research engineer, he has considerable experience of journalism in technology and engineering, articularly electronics and power. He is a great believer in supporting ‘Made in Britain’.
Jonny Williamson

Jonny Williamson

Editor of TheManufacturer.com
Jonny is an experienced print and online journalist with expertise in manufacturing, commercial aerospace and business leadership. He is growing The Manufacturer’s online presence, with a particular emphasis on community engagement.
James Smith

James Smith

Director - Digital
James oversees the growth of The Manufacturer online, building on a 20-year career in journalism and digital publishing. A professional Essex Man, he has a focus on the UK’s manufacturing start-up ecosystem, and is an enthusiast for the Northern Powerhouse (though not Northern beer).
Henry Anson

Henry Anson

Sales Director
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.
Sean Aspill

Sean Aspill

Head of Sales
Sean heads up sales across Hennik’s portfolio of products, drawing on 15 years of experience working in the asset management industry connecting institutions with investors. His key role at Hennik is helping partners engage with a diverse manufacturing audience via our events, magazines and websites.

CEO Hennik Group
Nick Hussey

Managing Director
Grace Gilling

Events
Head of Event Production
Nicholas Cox

Marketing
Product Marketing Manager
Reina Villanueva

Operations
Operations Manager
Lauren Archer

Design
Art Director
Sophie Quantick