FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any fees involved to make a nomination?

No – there are no fees involved in any part of The Manufacturer Top 100.

Can I nominate more than one person in the same company?

Yes- there is no restriction on the number of people nominated from the same company.

Can I nominate someone who is in The Manufacturer Top 100 2014?

No – someone cannot be in the The Manufacturer Top 100 2 years running.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, of course.

What is the judging process, and who is involved? 

Nominations close on 31st July 2015. After this date the panel of judges will independently assess using their professional opinion and the quality of the nomination, whether the nominee, in their opinion, is worthy of making the shortlist. The measure of eligibility will be based on the question: “To what extent is the nominee making a difference?” It is important to note that this is not about how powerful the individual is, but about their personal contribution to the company and/or the sector, and that the size of that contribution may differ drastically from nominee to nominee. Judges will indicate on a scale of 1-10 the nominee’s suitability, with 1 being the most unsuitable and 10 being the most suitable.

The judges then meet for a second round of assessment to decide on the final Top 100 and highlight exemplar figures within the list.

I have nominated someone – when will I be notified if my nominee has been shortlisted? 

If your nominee has been shortlisted as a Top 100 in manufacturing figure, you will be notified mid-late September. If you do not receive notification, then your nominee has not made the list this time.

If I am shortlisted as a Top 100 in manufacturing figure, do I have to pay anything to be included in The Manufacturer Top 100 report?

No – there are no fees involved in any part of The Manufacturer Top 100.

I’ve been shortlisted as a Top 100 in manufacturing figure – what place did I make in the report?

The Manufacturer Top 100 is not ranked in a hierarchy; everyone is equal in their recognition as an inspiring individual. A small number of the Top 100 are highlighted as exemplars in the report with an extended interview.

I’ve been shortlisted as a Top 100 in manufacturing figure – who nominated me?

You will find out who nominated you when you are notified that you have been shortlisted.

I’ve been shortlisted as a Top 100 in manufacturing figure – who else is in the report?

The Manufacturer Top 100 is a secret until the launch event. You will find out the full list when the report is released at the launch event.

When will The Manufacturer Top 100 2015 be published?

The Manufacturer Top 100 2015 report will be revealed at a drinks reception on the evening of Wednesday 25th November in Birmingham. The report will be available to view online shortly after this date.

Where and when does the launch event of The Manufacturer Top 100 take place?

The Manufacturer Top 100 2015 report will be launched at a drinks reception on the evening of Wednesday 25th November at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Those that have nominated successful candidates, and those that have been shortlisted, will be invited to attend.

Can I attend the launch event of The Manufacturer Top 100 if I am not a shortlisted figure?

Anyone from a manufacturing company is invited to attend the launch event. If you are not from a manufacturing company, you can find out if you are eligible to attend. Email [email protected] for more information.