The Manufacturer Top 100 Ricardo Winners

Ricardo employees named in 2024’s The Manufacturer Top 100 list

06 Jun 2024


Two employees of Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental, engineering, and manufacturing consulting company, have been named in 2024’s The Manufacturer Top 100 list.

Steve Blevins, Head of Engineering, and Kynan Serné, Manufacturing Apprentice, have been named on the prestigious list which publicly celebrates the heroes of UK manufacturing. Both represent Ricardo’s Performance Products business unit which specialises in niche volume manufacturing and industrialisation consultancy.



Kynan Serne and Steve Blevins pictured with their awards
L-R: Kynan Serné and Steve Blevins with their trophies


Now in its 11th year, The Manufacturer Top 100 scours the length and breadth of the nation to find the 100 most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing, nominated by The Manufacturer’s audience, the industrial community and judged by a panel of industry leaders, academics, and manufacturing associations.

Steve and Kynan were recognised at the award ceremony at Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week at the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 5th June.

Steve was named in both the Inspiring Leader and the Innovator categories, recognising his outstanding technical contribution to the world of motorsport and performance automotive engineering and his exemplary commitment to supporting the business at every level beyond his remit of Head of Engineering.

Kynan was named in the Young Pioneer category, recognising his technical contribution to the processes on the McLaren production line, located at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Centre. As well as his dedication to inspiring the next generation of engineering and manufacturing professionals by advocating for apprenticeships and the impact that they can make to the lives of young people.

Commenting on their success, Richard Guest, Managing Director of the Performance Products business unit said: “I am very pleased to congratulate Steve and Kynan on their inclusion in The Manufacturer Top 100 list. This prestigious recognition celebrates the exceptional talent and dedication within the manufacturing and assembly teams here at Ricardo.

“Steve's inclusion in both the Inspiring Leader and Innovator categories highlights his remarkable technical contributions to motorsport and performance automotive engineering, as well as his unwavering commitment to supporting our business. His recognition is a testament to his leadership and innovative spirit, which continue to drive our success.

“Kynan’s recognition in the Young Pioneer category is a true reflection of his dedication to delivering the exceptional service that our clients expect from Ricardo. His passion for inspiring the next generation of engineers and advocating for apprenticeships showcases the profound impact young professionals can make in our industry.

“Congratulations to Steve and Kynan for their well-deserved accolades. Their achievements are a source of pride for all of us at Ricardo and underscore our commitment to excellence and innovation in niche volume manufacturing for high performance and specialised applications."