The Manufacturer magazine has announced this year's 100 most inspiring and influential UK individuals as part of its TM Top 100 2016 report.
On Tuesday November 1, more than 300 people, including the new The Manufacturer Top 100 cohort, industry leaders and the wider manufacturing community gathered at an exclusive evening event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to celebrate the report’s launch.
The project, this year sponsored by Salesforce, aims to dispel myths surrounding manufacturing and create a platform to champion and publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector.
The Manufacturer Top 100 2016 comprises incredible candidates hailing from all over the country, from a range of sectors and occupy varying roles in manufacturing.
Names that made the list as exemplary figures included Davinder Bains, managing director, Magal Cables; Mary Brady, vice president and general manager, Coty; Jordan Daykin, managing director, Gripit Fixings; and Carl Perrin, director, AME; and Ewan Lloyd-Baker, chief executive, Hayward Tyler Group.
Individuals were 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; those who shy away from the limelight, but make it their professional responsibility to enable the progress of others up and down the business hierarchy; as well as those young, bright sparks that are making an impact disproportionate to their years.
Download a copy of The Manufacturer Top 100 2016 report here.
Not on the list? You can nominate someone for next year’s TM Top 100 2017 by visiting the website.
The list was decided by an expert panel of judges from academia and industry, see the full list of judges here.
Max Roberts, vice president and UK leader of manufacturing & automotive, salesforce, and TM Top 100 judge 2016, commented: “The individuals showcased in The Manufacturer Top 100 are changing the face of British manufacturing and redefining the industrial landscape as we know it.
“Their innovation is pioneering new ways of engagement, and together with these visionaries, we can provide the tools required to write our future.”
Nick Hussey, CEO of Hennik Group, publishers of The Manufacturer Top 100 report said: “It’s an ardent passion of mine to help find appropriate ways to promote the expertise and brilliance of UK manufacturing.
“Projects like TM Top 100 are imperative to highlight the truly inspirational achievements happening in manufacturing and to showcase the passionate and talented people making them happen. The individuals listed have been selected for their outstanding contribution to the sector and it is crucial that these role models are promoted to every possible audience, across politics, education and the wider population.”
Nigel Fine, chief executive of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and TM Top 100 judge 2016, explained: “The UK’s manufacturing industry makes a significant contribution to the UK economy – so it’s vital that government, employers and professional bodies continue to work together to ensure that our manufacturing industry thrives.
“The Manufacturer Top 100 is a great way to celebrate the diversity, creativity and success of our manufacturers and inspire role models to attract more young people into manufacturing.”
Check out the photos from the event here!