A Barnsley based female entrepreneur, who flies the flag for British manufacturing and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing), is amongst the top 100 people working in manufacturing in the UK.
Jane Robinson, director at Barnsley based Cutting Technologies (Cut Tec), has been listed in The Manufacturer’s first Top 100 list of manufacturing role models.
The Top 100 is a new project which aims to raise the profile of manufacturing and show the world that the sector is a vibrant, exciting, creative and well-paid industry to be involved in.
From a standing start 10 years ago, Jane has helped create the £3m turnover business which employs 32. She has overseen a highly successful diversification into new creative markets and is promoting the company and British manufacturing on a national stage.
Jane, who is also one of the few female Freewomen of the Company of Cutlers, said: “It’s a huge honour to be part of this list and among so many leading people in the manufacturing industry.
“I’m keen to use this new position to continue to encourage more young people, and particularly women, to consider a career in STEM.”
The most inspiring 100 people working in manufacturing were chosen by an expert panel of influential people such as Prof John Perkins, chief scientific officer at The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Prof Sir Mike Gregory, head of the Institute of Manufacturing at Cambridge University and Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF (the manufacturer’s organisation).
The list was formally launched at a dedicated event in Birmingham where the role models, members of industry and national press celebrated their achievements within the manufacturing industry.