MTC chief named Business Leader of the Year

MTC chief named Business Leader of the Year

Date: Monday 22 May 2017

News MTC chief named Business Leader of the Year

Manufacturing Technology Centre chief executive Dr Clive Hickman has been named Business Leader of the Year by the University of Wolverhampton.
Dr Hickman was recognised for his contribution to industry through innovative leadership at the university’s Business Achievement Awards 2017 ceremony held at Molineux Stadium last month.
The judges were tasked with selecting a former graduate of the university who was an ‘outstanding leader’ within business or industry, had risen to a position of leadership and could demonstrate how their skills enabled them to contribute an improvement.
In choosing Dr Hickman from a shortlist of three, the judging panel saw him as clear winner highlighting the following:

• His outstanding contribution to the sector and his amazing and diverse career in a number of senior roles.

• His vision with apprenticeships and his work with young talent through the MTC

• His support to budding talent at his alma-mater (supporting a mechanical engineering student both financially and through mentoring) via the Hickman Foundation

Dr Hickman said: “It was a privilege and an honour to be recognised with a Business Achievement Award by the university. I owe my thanks to the university and the opportunity it gave me at the start of my career.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Oakes said: “The Business Achievement Awards enable us to celebrate graduates, employers and organisations who deserve recognition for their excellent contribution to business, enterprise and the economy.”


The MTC is an incredible place to complete a graduate placement. It is an amazing opportunity to work with clever people every day and share projects.
We are managing the latest generation of equipment in order to develop new solutions for our future problems.
Riccardo Tosi
Research Engineer - Net Shape Manufacturing