Lynne Darwin

South Yorkshire Entrepreneur Named in Manufacturing’s Top 100

A South Yorkshire entrepreneur, who set up a fabrication business during the recession has been named as one of the top 100 people working in manufacturing in the UK.

Lynne Darwin, Director at Goldthorpe based Building Product Solutions has been named in The Manufacturer’s Top 100 list of manufacturing role models.

The leading trade publication publishes its Top 100 list every year with the aim of raising the profile of manufacturing, dispelling myths and showcasing the sector as vibrant, exciting, and creative.

From a standing start six years ago, Lynne has built the £3.5m turnover business which employs 56.

Building Product Solutions is currently operational on 142 development sites across the North of England. It recently opened its own glass plant, bringing the entire fabrication process in-house, and is recording incredible growth.

Lynne said: It’s a huge honour to be recognised among so many leading people in the manufacturing industry.

I’ve worked in this sector from a young age and I’ve seen first-hand how rewarding it is to have a career in manufacturing. I’ve spoken previously about encouraging young people to consider careers in STEM and this achievement places me in the perfect position to continue to promote the industry.

The most inspiring 100 people working in manufacturing were chosen by an expert panel of influential people and previous winners such as Nigel Fine, CEO, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Alan Foster, Operations Director, McLaren Racing and Terry Scuoler, CEO, EEF.

The list was formally launched at a dedicated event in Birmingham on November 25 where the role models, members of industry and national press celebrated their achievements within the manufacturing industry.

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