The Manufacturer Top 100 2018

This year, we’re delighted to announce that Ideal Development Chemist, Dr Alexander Papiez has been named in The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 report.

The Top 100 recognises the UK’s most inspiring and influential individuals working in manufacturing.

Alex has been selected as a ‘young pioneer’. He joins Ideal’s Founder Dr Mike Kalli and Managing Director Phillip Kalli, who are both Top 100 Alumni.

On the evening of Tuesday 13th November, members of The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 and the wider manufacturing community joined industry leaders at Exhibition Centre Liverpool to celebrate the launch of this year’s report.

You can download the full report here.

The Manufacturer Top 100 project, aims to dispel the myths surrounding manufacturing and create a platform to champion and publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector.

Individuals were nominated by readers of The Manufacturer, the wider industrial community and the public for their contributions in changing the image of industry; finding new markets; demonstrating bold leadership; alongside those young, bright pioneers that are making an impact disproportionate to their years.

The final list was decided by an expert panel of judges, representing UK manufacturing, academia and the wider industrial community. You can see the list of judges here.

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