The Impact Awards uncover the manufacturing heroes of 2023

By Professor Chris Harrop OBE, Head Judge for the Impact Awards 2023

I’m delighted that Made in Britain is continuing its celebration of the best in British manufacturing with the 2023 Impact Awards.

The challenges facing people, society, businesses and the planet are ever-pressing. The innovation, creativity and ingenuity of businesses and manufacturers will be needed to address these challenges.

This year the categories of the awards have been expanded to address these challenges especially green growth, social value, leadership and innovation. 

The Impact Awards are perfectly named, they recognise impact, measurable success of British manufacturers and I’m really looking forward to working with an amazing group of judges to uncover the manufacturing heroes of 2023.

Professor Chris Harrop OBE
Chair, Made in Britain

Chris Harrop OBE is ESG Strategy Director at Marshalls plc. An accomplished marketing and sustainability professional and Fellow of the IOD and IEMA with a proven global track record, Chris’ persistent contribution has ensured that Marshalls not only leads its sector but is also a world-class sustainable business being recently recognised as a European Climate Leader by the FT for the 2nd year running and was awarded ‘Sustainable Plc of the Year’ 3 times. 

Chris has been Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact UK Network, a Non-Executive Director of the Ethical Trade Initiative and numerous industry association roles. Chris is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Fairtax Mark, Chair of Made in Britain and a trustee of the Greater Manchester Immigration Advice Unit. 

In 2017 Chris made the trek to the North Pole to see for himself the impact of climate change and become a better advocate for business action on climate change.

One of Chris’s proudest moments came in the 2019 New Year Honours List when Her Majesty the Queen appointed Chris as an Officer of the British Empire, OBE for services to the Prevention of Modern Slavery and Exploitation. More recently Chris was appointed Visiting Professor in Sustainable Business at the Huddersfield University Business School.

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