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 digital and social presence and offers five daily Digital Briefings a week – each reflecting a different information priority of our 138k (as of January 2018) reader community.

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

Production 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’.
Nick Hussey

Nick Hussey

CEO
Nick Hussey has a degree in Banking, Insurance and Finance and an MBA and has 25 years experience in media having established. Nick acquired The Manufacturer in 2008 from receivership and has built it into the most significant and well respected publication and web community within manufacturing. 
Grace Gilling

Grace Gilling

Managing Director
Grace has been working for Hennik Research, publishers of The Manufacturer for over 8 years. She worked her way up from events administrator to operations manager before being made Managing Director in 2016. 
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 - Events
James oversees the growth of The Manufacturer events, 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.
Tim Brown

Tim Brown

Director of International Strategy
Tim oversees the growth of The Manufacturer brand globally. Having worked in journalism, publishing, marketing and events in both Australia and the UK, he is also specialised in the automotive, aerospace and technology sectors.

Events
Head of Event Production
Nicholas Cox

Event Engagement
Ouaise Abdel-Razig

Event Operations
Alice Green

Event Operations
Lisa Grant

Marketing
Product Marketing Manager
Reina Villanueva

Operations
Operations Manager
Lauren Archer

Design
Lead Designer
Declan Steward