Dr Mike Kalli, the founder and MD of Ideal Manufacturing and his son Phillip Kalli have both been named in The Manufacturer Top 100 2017 report. The Top 100 recognises the UK’s most inspiring and influential individuals working in manufacturing and Dr Mike Kalli has been highlighted as one of the top 20 exemplars in British manufacturing for his inspiring leadership of Ideal Manufacturing. In addition, Phillip has been chosen as one of this year’s ‘Inspiring leaders, a driver of cultural change and a young pioneer’.

Members of The Manufacturer Top 100 2017 and the wider manufacturing community joined industry leaders at Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Wednesday 15 November, to celebrate the launch of this year’s report.

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.

Dr Mike Kalli said: “It’s absolutely humbling to be highlighted as an exemplar within UK manufacturing, it’s a privilege I take very seriously”