The Manufacturer magazine has announced the UK’s 100 most inspiring and influential individuals in its TM Top 100 2017 report and Hannah Ridley, project engineer at TSP Engineering has been recognised as one of the Top 100 role models for manufacturing in the UK.

Hannah Ridley said “To be nominated and selected in the ‘Top 100 most influential people’ in manufacturing 2017 is an incredible accolade. I’m very humbled to accept this prestigious award”.

Hannah was listed in the Manufacturer Top 100 for her dedication to her studies and for her work on a £1.3 million fast-track project which was completed two months early, under budget and which met complex quality requirements.  Currently Hannah is studying for a Bachelor Degree in Plant Engineering – Mechanical and is working as a project engineer co-managing a £20 million project and a £3.1 million refurbishment project.  She also mentors an assistant project engineer daily.

This year’s The Manufacturer Top 100 comprises incredible candidates hailing from all over the country, from a range of sectors and occupy varying roles in manufacturing.

The project, sponsored by Salesforce for the second consecutive year, aims to dispel the myths surrounding manufacturing and create a platform to champion and publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector.

Comprising of a report and a launch event, The Manufacturer Top 100 helps to provoke more widespread competitiveness within the sector, highlighting not only best practice but inspiring others to follow suit.

Now in its fourth year, 2017 saw more than 250 individuals nominated by readers of The Manufacturer, the wider industrial community and the public. All of whom have stood out for their contributions in changing the face of industry; finding new markets; making a marked investment in people, processes and customers or for making an impact disproportionate to their years. These individuals were narrowed down to form The Manufacturer Top 100 2017 cohort, with 20 of them profiled in depth to underline their outstanding contribution to the sector.

Nick Hussey, CEO, Hennik Group – publishers of The Manufacturer, said: “Projects like The Manufacturer Top 100 play an absolutely vital role, serving to demonstrate the reality of what the highly diverse, well-paid careers available in industry actually look like.

“I am delighted and honoured to have come to know personally many of those named as one of The Manufacturer Top 100 to date. Their stories are ones of inspiration, determination, passion and achievement.”