Former apprentice named as one of the top 20 manufacturing professionals in the UK


A Birmingham-based apprentice turned Manufacturing Director has been named as one of industry’s Top 100 professionals. Stuart Berry, who joined metal stamping and tooling specialist Brandauer 15 years ago, was recognised by The Manufacturer as an Exemplar in the Innovation, Inspiring Leader and Young Pioneer categories.

The passionate advocate of engineering impressed judges with how he has used vocational learning to progress to the very top of his profession, securing a ‘First Class’ BEng Honours degree in Management of Manufacturing Systems in the process.

Judges at the high-profile event in Liverpool also praised his role in helping the company diversify into new markets, combining a strong production methodology with a commitment to the latest technology, delivering a host of product introductions for a male grooming product, nose clips for face masks and wafer-thin laminations for electric vehicles.

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