The Manufacturer Top 100: Backing industrial success

Nominations are currently open for The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 report – due to be unveiled in Liverpool on 14 November. Here’s why it matters.

Two Exemplars celebrating at The Manufacturer Top 100 2017 launch reception - image courtesy of The Manufacturer.
Two Exemplars celebrating at The Manufacturer Top 100 2017 launch reception – image courtesy of The Manufacturer.

The Manufacturer Top 100 aims to change the image of manufacturing by recognising the most dynamic leaders, innovators and role models within the industry.

Launched in 2014, the project aims to dispel myths and change people’s perception of manufacturing.

The Top 100 comprises an annual report and event that recognises an elite group of manufacturing champions.

Shortlisted individuals are nominated by readers of The Manufacturer, 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; and for those making an impact disproportionate to their years.

Out of the winners, 20 people are profiled in depth to underline their outstanding contribution to the sector.

Nominations are currently open for The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 report – due to be unveiled in Liverpool on 14 November.

Nominate your manufacturing heroes before 31 May 2018

Manufacturing Director’s Scholarship

For the second year running, Hennik Group – publishers of The Manufacturer – are offering manufacturers the chance to turbocharge their careers via a Manufacturing Director’s Scholarship at Cranfield University.

The Manufacturing Director’s Programme is Cranfield University’s flagship manufacturing course for senior managers and directors who have direct responsibility or influence over manufacturing strategy and business performance.

The Hennik Group Manufacturing Director’s Scholarship supports and promotes strategic manufacturing leadership and capability by offering one full scholarship worth £5,800 (excluding accommodation) to any senior executive working in UK manufacturing who has been included in The Manufacturer Top 100 from its start in 2014 through to 2017.

In addition, there are three part-scholarships, each equivalent to 25% of the total fee (excluding accommodation) – worth £1,450 each.

It’s worth noting that the cost of Cranfield University’s Manufacturing Director’s Programme is tax deductible.

This year’s Manufacturing Directors’ Programme runs from 24-25 September and then 12-13 November 2018.

Anyone interested in applying for this scholarship should email [email protected], attaching your current CV and a covering letter.

Remember, you must be a Top 100 alumnus to enter.

You can learn much more here.

Why nominate?

Jane Robinson, Cutting TechnologiesLast year, Jane Robinson was awarded the Hennik Group Manufacturing Director’s Scholarship.

“This course has been fantastically relevant for everything that I’ve been doing. It really refined and crystallised my thinking – an amazing course! I made connections with some absolutely brilliant people, from different walks of life, different kinds of companies.  Everybody got on really well, and learned from each other.

“Yes, I had to devote time to it over and above my day job, but it was actually very relevant and supportive of what I was doing. And so, I have been able to use what I learnt to change, improve, and progress.

“It was really important to have been in The Manufacturer Top 100 first. You don’t get to be a Top 100 unless you have been vetted, checked and judged – it is meaningful, and has gravitas.

“When you tell people, you are in the Top 100, they sit up and take notice. It’s like a verification mark, it demonstrates you know what you’re talking about, and that’s hugely important.”

Jane Robinson is a business and project specialist with deep experience and knowledge of the manufacturing sector. Learn more at www.janerobinson.me or email [email protected]