The Manufacturer Top 100 report has revealed its most influential individuals in UK manufacturing.
Last night, 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, part of TM’s Week of Excellence, brought together academia, Government and industry to mark the first ever The Manufacturer Top 100, sponsored by Lloyds Bank.
The project aims to dispel myths surrounding manufacturing and create a platform to champion and publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector.
Shortlisted individuals were nominated by you, our readers, 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; as well as those young, bright sparks that are making an impact disproportionate to their years.
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.
Nominate for 2015’s Top 100 here.
THE MANUFACTURER TOP 100:
MARK ADAMS | MANAGING DIRECTOR, VITSOE
MIKE ADAMS | CEO, HIETA
JASON ALDRIDGE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, ARROWSMITH
NICK AMES | MANAGING DIRECTOR, SUPACAT GROUP
JADE ASPINALL | FOURTH YEAR APPRENTICE, MBDA MISSILE SYSTEMS
JANE ATKINSON | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, CAPE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
TONY ATTARD OBE | FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, PANAZ
KEITH BAKER | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PURE WAFER
HELEN BARRATT | SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER PEOPLE CAPABILITY, BAE SYSTEMS SUBMARINES
STEPHEN BLATCHFORD | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CHAS A BLATCHFORD
SUZANNAH BOURNE | CEO, NEMEIN
LORD ANTHONY BAMFORD | CHAIRMAN, JCB
DR TONY W. BASTOCK OBE | GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, CONTRACT CHEMICALS LTD
EMMA BRIDGEWATER | FOUNDER, EMMA BRIDGEWATER
RICHARD BRIDGMAN | CHAIRMAN, WARREN SERVICES LTD
ZOE BRIMELOW | BRAND DIRECTOR, DUO UK
CAROL BURKE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, UNIPART MANUFACTURING GROUP
WILL BUTLER-ADAMS | MANAGING DIRECTOR, BROMPTON
BERNADETTE COLLINS | PERFORMANCE ENGINEER FOR JENSON BUTTON AT FORMULA 1 TEAM, MCLAREN MERCEDES
RACHEL COOKE | MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SABMILLER
ANDREW CHURCHILL | MANAGING DIRECTOR, JJ CHURCHILL
ROWAN CROZIER | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, BRANDAUER
PETER DIGBY | MANAGING DIRECTOR, XTRAC TRANSMISSIONS LTD
CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN MBE | FOUNDER, NUMATIC
JAMES DYSON | FOUNDER, DYSON
GEORGE EDWARDS | TECHNOLOGY FOUNDER, INVENTOR AND ENGINEER
RICHARD ELSE | PLANT DIRECTOR, JAGUAR LAND ROVER
CHRIS EMSLIE | CEO, FIBERCORE
ROGER EVANS MBE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, SCHAEFFLER
HUGH FACEY MBE | CHAIRMAN, GRIPPLE
KATEY FELTON | FOUNDER, SILVERSMITH
KEVIN FITZPATRICK | VICE PRESIDENT FOR MANUFACTURING UK AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, NISSAN
STEVE FOOTS | GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CRODA INTERNATIONAL
GEOFF FORD MBE | CHAIRMAN, FORD
ALAN FOSTER | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, MCLAREN
DAVE FOTHERGILL | MANAGING DIRECTOR, TECHNICUT
NEIL GINGER | CEO, ORIGIN GLOBAL
CRESSIDA GRANGER | OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, MATHMOS
JOE GREENWELL CBE | CEO AUTOMOTIVE INVESTMENT ORGANISATION, UKTI
TONY HAGUE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, PP ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
ROGER HARTSHORN | MANAGING DIRECTOR, HL PLASTICS
ANDREW HODGSON | CEO, SOIL MACHINE DYNAMICS
DR GRAHAM HONEYMAN | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SHEFFIELD FORGEMASTERS
TIM HOPKINSON | MANAGING DIRECTOR, HARGREAVES DUCTWORK LTD
ANDREA HOUGH OBE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, AT ENGINE CONTROLS LTD
GARETH HUMPHREYS MBE | EDUCATION ADVISOR, MBDA
JEFF IMMELT | CEO, GE
GARETH JENKINS | CEO, FSG TOOL & DIE LTD
ALUN JONES | MANUFACTURING & PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR, NUAIRE LTD
PHIL JONES | MANAGING DIRECTOR, BROTHER UK
DAVID KEENE | OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, RDM GROUP
RICHARD KIRK | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, POLYPHOTONIX
DR. DAVID LANDSMAN OBE | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TATA LTD
STEVE LINDSEY | CEO, LONTRA
PAUL LOEFFEN | CEO, COBALT LIGHT SYSTEMS LTD
KEITH LONGMAN | YARD MANAGER, BERTHON BOATS
NICK LAW | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, ALLIED BAKERIES
SHARON KULIGOWSKI | MANAGING DIRECTOR, DUNPHY ENGINEERING
COLIN LARKIN | PLANT MANAGER, CNH
ROB LAW MBE | FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, TRUNKI
RICHARD LLOYD | GLOBAL MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR, ACCOLADE WINE
JUERGEN MAIER | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SIEMENS PLC
DR ALEX MARDAPITTAS | FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, EMSC (UK) LTD
ADRIAN MAXWELL | MANAGING DIRECTOR, FRANCINO
JIM MCCOLL OBE | FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, CLYDE BLOWERS CAPITAL
DAVID MCMURTRY CBE | CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, RENISHAW PLC
IAN MENZIES | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GENERAL DYNAMICS UK LTD
DAVE MOONEY | MANAGING DIRECTOR, DRALLIM INDUSTRIES
DR HAMID MUGHAL | MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR, ROLLS-ROYCE
TONY PEDDER | CHAIRMAN, SHEFFIELD FORGEMASTERS, JSW & EEF
NIGEL PERRY, | CEO, CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION
DEBBIE PIERCE | DIRECTOR, THE BURY BLACK PUDDING COMPANY
JAMES RATCLIFFE | CHAIRMAN, INEOS GROUP
JANE ROBINSON | DIRECTOR, CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES
PHILIP, PETER AND ROBERT SALT | PHILIP (CEO), PETER (MD) & ROBERT SALT (DIRECTOR), SALTS HEALTHCARE LTD.
MICHAEL STRAUGHAN | MEMBER OF THE BOARD, BENTLEY MOTORS
SARA UNDERWOOD | HIGHER APPRENTICE, ROLLS-ROYCE
CHRIS REA OBE | MANAGING DIRECTOR, AESSEAL®
JOHN REECE | FOUNDER, PEARSON ENGINEERING
JOHN REID | GENERAL MANAGER, MICHELIN TYRE PLC DUNDEE AND DIRECTOR, MICHELIN TYRE PLC
JOHN RISHTON | CEO, ROLLS-ROYCE
ANDREA RODNEY | DIRECTOR, HONE-ALL PRECISION
DANNY SAWRIJ | MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE LEO GROUP LTD
ANNA SCHLAUTMANN | FOURTH YEAR LOGISTICS APPRENTICE, MBDA
CLIVE SCOTT | CEO, AERO STANREW
DR RALF SPETH | CEO, JAGUAR LAND ROVER
NIGEL STEIN | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, GKN
ED STUBBS | MANAGING DIRECTOR, LOADHOG LTD
CHRIS SUMNER | MANAGING DIRECTOR, FANUC UK
HARRY SWAN | MANAGING DIRECTOR, THOMAS SWAN & CO. LTD
RATAN TATA | CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, TATA SONS, TATA INDUSTRIES, TATA MOTORS, TATA STEEL AND TATA CHEMICALS
MICHAEL TIERNEY | OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR, BAE SYSTEMS ROCHESTER
JAN WARD | FOUNDER, CORROTHERM
PETER WATKINS | OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE DIRECTOR, GKN LAND SYSTEMS
MARK WEBBER | MANAGING DIRECTOR, TINSLEY BRIDGE
CY WILKINSON | MANAGING DIRECTOR, CRESSALL RESISTORS LTD
SIR ANDREW WITTY | CEO, GLAXOSMITHKLINE
MARGARET WOOD | FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, ICW UK
As part of the report, shortlisted candidates were asked to “pay it forward” by choosing to take part in one of the following:
- Nominate two individuals for The Manufacturer Top 100 2015 – Let us know who inspires you.
- Become a proactive STEM ambassador – Be a role model and help raise the profile of STEM and show the world how creative, exciting and necessary these subjects are.
- Become a member of The Manufacturer Alliance – Allow other organisations to visit your facilities and learn from you and your company. 10% of the profits generated by the programme are donated to the Smallpiece Trust.
- Write for us – Give us your opinion on the most topical issues in manufacturing right now.
- Join our editorial board – Help us cover the burning issues in manufacturing.
- Speak at our conferences – Share your best practices and your stories with the manufacturing community.
- Host a stand at a career fair – Show young people why working in manufacturing is important.
- Take on an apprentice – Give a young person the tools they need to flourish in the sector.
The full report is set to be uploaded in the next couple of days – so watch this space!
The judging panel included: Prof John Perkins, chief scientific officer, BIS; Prof Mike Gregory, head of the Institute of Manufacturing, Cambridge University; Nigel Fine, CEO, Institution of Engineering and Technology; Philip Greenish, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering; Terry Scuoler, CEO, EEF; Paul Everitt, CEO, ADS; Judith Hackitt, chair, Health and Safety Executive; Rachel Eade, National Sector Lead for Automotive, Manufacturing Advisory Service; Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult; and Melanie Leech, outgoing-director general, Food and Drink Federation.