About Us

The Manufacturer is the premier industry publication providing manufacturing news, articles, events 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 also offers two weekly Digital Briefing e-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 themed conferences, with the year culminating in our annual celebration of the industry: Digital Manufacturing Week – consisting of our flagship conference Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit, Smart Factory Expo and The Manufacturer MX Awards.

Strong partnerships with academic bodies, including Cranfield University and Cardiff Business School, and trade associations like Make UK (formerly 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

Nick Hussey

Nick Hussey has a degree in Banking, Insurance and Finance and an MBA and has 25 years experience in media. 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.
Lauren Archer

Lauren Archer

Head of Projects
Lauren oversees many of the major projects undertaken by The Manufacturer including the management of the company’s customer data and also contributes to its events operations. Lauren has a focus on the ensuring the smooth operation of The Manufacturer and is referred to as the glue, which binds the team together.
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 & Content
Tim oversees the growth of The Manufacturer brand globally. His work covers both the events and publishing departments and he is also working on The Manufacturer Directory, a global listing of manufacturers aimed at being the world’s most intelligent procurement platform. He is also specialised writer for the automotive, aerospace and technology sectors.

Other Team Members
Finance and HR Manager
Vicky Hussey

Head of The Manufacturer Community
Daniel Kirmatzis

Conference Producer
Ahsley Oulton

Event Engagement
Tina Bello-Williams

Event Engagement
Archie Anson

Digital Event Operations
Alice Green

Event Operations
Lisa Grant

Event Operations
Sarah Hurrell

Campaign Marketing Manager
Sofia Nicolaou

Operations Director
Zaina Joseph

Lead Designer
Bobbi Byrne

Sales Manager
Stuart Biddle

Sales Executive
Aneesha Qazi