Published On: Mon, Jul 31st, 2023

Origin COO Victoria Brocklesby named as Manufacturing Hero

Victoria Brocklesby, COO and Co-founder of Origin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium doors and windows, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2023.

The annual awards for the 100 most inspirational individuals working in UK industry were announced Wednesday 7 June at a gala reception at the NEC in Birmingham.

The Manufacturer Top 100 project celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2023 and publicly recognises the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing. Soon after the start of this decade, several academic and parliamentary studies identified a clear lack of visible role models within manufacturing. In response, The Manufacturer Top 100 project was launched in 2014 to promote the exciting and fulfilling careers that exist in the sector.

Awardees are drawn from every walk of UK industry, and at any stage of their career, from top floor to shop floor. From Young Pioneers who are establishing a new generation of makers in UK industry, to Inspiring Leaders and Drivers of Cultural Change to the Innovators and Unsung Heroes, they are the people who are helping make UK manufacturing the innovation sector it is today.

Victoria was selected from hundreds of nominations and represents one of 100 unique and uplifting stories of struggle, grit, determination, and success against all the odds, personal tales of individuals helping to drive UK manufacturing forward. 

Victoria Brocklesby, COO and Co-founder of Origin, comments: “I’m absolutely delighted to be included in this year’s Manufacturer Top 100, as a representative of the fenestration sector and female leaders in manufacturing, of which there aren’t many. I’m incredibly proud of the culture I have created at Origin where women are in prominent roles across all departments. I hope that continuing to champion diverse talent will help attract more dynamic thinkers into the industry.”