The Manufacturer Top 100 2015: Who inspires you?

Posted on 27 May 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

Nominations for this year’s The Manufacturer Top 100 will close on July 31, so if you know someone who is achieving great feats in industry then nominate them in 200 words or less.

Nominate your manufacturing role models here in 200 words or less.

Last year, The Manufacturer Top 100 2014 showcased your most inspirational role models in manufacturing and since the nominations opened we have been flooded with profiles of outstanding individuals who are blazing trails in the manufacturing sector.

The Manufacturer Top 100 aims to raise the profile of manufacturing, dispel myths surrounding it, create a platform to champion and publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector, while simultaneously showing the world that manufacturing is a vibrant, exciting, creative and well-paid industry to be involved in.

Last year, shortlisted candidates and the wider manufacturing community joined TV presenter and engineer Kate Bellingham at an exclusive event at KPMG’s Birmingham office to celebrate the report launch.

The event brought together academia, Government and industry to mark the first ever The Manufacturer Top 100, sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

Within the report 20 exemplar individuals were highlighted, including JCB’s Lord Bamford; Dr Tony Bastock OBE of Contract Chemicals; Jane Atkinson Cape PLC and Dr Hamid Mughal Rolls-Royce, as well as Rolls-Royce apprentice Sara Underwood.

Top 100 winners
2014’s Top 100 exemplars.

2014’s Top 100 have been busy in the wake of their accolade by continuing to raise the profile of manufacturing to the wider community.

Exemplar Jane Robinson, director at Cutting Technologies, is a regular contributor to TM, as is Brandauer’s Rowan Crozier.

Anna Schlautmann and Jade Aspinall continue to speak at both TM and other events to educate young people on the exciting opportunities available in manufacturing.

So if you know an unsung hero in manufacturing nominate them here in 200 words or less and show the rest of the UK why they are should be showcased to the future generation of manufacturing.