Award-winning entrepreneur Lucy Nuttall has been named one of 30 young rising stars of the manufacturing world by business minister Mark Prisk.
The 24-year-old founder and managing director of Sheffield-based Frontline Forensics was chosen by a panel of expert judges to be an ambassador for the Make it in Great Britain campaign, which aims to challenge outdated opinions and transform the image of modern manufacturing.
She and the other ‘30 Under 30’ rising stars are being asked to engage with young people and ensure that the next generation is aware of the great jobs and careers in the industry.
Mark Prisk said: “There’s a huge range of different job opportunities in modern manufacturing, in design, in engineering and in production.
“We need more talented, enthusiastic people to fill these roles, and we hope that the 30 Under 30 will inspire the next generation to consider a career in manufacturing.”
Lucy, whose business is based at Incub – the innovations incubator set up by Gripple in the Lower Don Valley – said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been selected as one of Britain’s 30 young manufacturing stars and hope that what I have achieved can inspire other people to do the same.”
The Sheffield Hallam University graduate and finalist in the University’s Enterprise Challenge launched Frontline Forensics after developing a faster, better way for police officers to take casts of footprints and other impressions at scenes of crimes.
She has a number of other ideas for replacing other outdated investigative products and procedures.
Incub was set up by multiple Queen’s Award winners Gripple and sister company Loadhog to help local people with innovative ideas turn them into commercial products.