The Manufacturer Top 100 is a list of the UK’s most inspiring individuals in manufacturing, as identified by our readers, the wider industrial community and the public.

The project aims to dispel myths surrounding manufacturing and create a platform to publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector.

Shortlisted individuals are 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; and for those making an impact disproportionate to their years.

The report is not ranked as it is intended to champion individuals in the sector rather than pit them against one another. However, twenty people are highlighted and profiled in more depth to underline their outstanding contribution to the sector.

The Manufacturer magazine seeks to highlight the UK’s best manufacturing role models to educate the public and future talent that a career in manufacturing is exciting, creative and well-paid.