06 Jun 2022


The award winning Nineteen Group today announces that it has acquired Hennik Group, publishers of The Manufacturer ( and organisers of Digital Manufacturing Week (


The Hennik portfolio includes thought leadership, research and analysis across their print magazine and website, and a series of unique events including their market leading exhibition – Smart Factory Expo, summits, virtual events, and leading industry awards – The Manufacturer MX Awards, Top 100, and intimate networking dinners.


The Manufacturer has been the voice of industry for almost three decades, and the company remains focused on its mission to help businesses be more efficient, more sustainable, and more profitable. They are committed to showcasing the best practice, people, businesses, and policy, in both the UK and international manufacturing and engineering industries.


The management team will remain in place and Grace Gilling, Managing Director of Hennik Group will join the Nineteen Group leadership team.


Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group said; “As Nineteen Group continues to increase its presence in the manufacturing sector, this is an exciting addition to the Nineteen family. The highly talented team at Hennik have deep industry connections and digital expertise that Nineteen Group can learn from. Their range of products, year-round connections with the industry and market leading database of senior professionals will help Nineteen Group provide additional opportunities for the sector. The team at Hennik are trusted industry insiders and have a similar positive culture to ours. We can’t wait to welcome them to the business”.


Nick Hussey, CEO of Hennik Group said “This is a fabulous opportunity for Hennik to grow and expand as part of a wider group. There are clear complementary skills in each business and similar cultural values. Peter Jones and his team have strong exhibition experience which married with the Hennik Group’s knowledge of the sector and expertise in media solutions, especially digital, will ensure the sector has a range of touch points throughout the year at time of both challenges and opportunities”.


About Nineteen Group


Nineteen Group is a dynamic and rapidly expanding trade show organiser based in the centre of Wimbledon. Backed by Phoenix Equity Partners, the business is three years old. Nineteen connects tens of thousands of people across a number of trade shows, publications and digital products, inspiring our communities to grow. Operating across several markets including security, cyber, fire, safety, manufacturing and engineering, emergency response and retail, Nineteen Group is more than just a number with a successful team on an exciting journey of growth to become the UK’s leading organiser.



About Hennik Group


Hennik Group are publishers of The Manufacturer, the leading industry resource for thought leadership, features & analysis, research, and events. They pride themselves on promoting the best practices, people, businesses and policy, in both the UK and international manufacturing and engineering industries.


They organise Digital Manufacturing Week - a series of events providing industry leaders with everything they need to drive their business forward in the digital era, and showcase the very best of industry on a public stage. The five core events are:

  • Smart Factory Expo,
  • Manufacturing Leaders’ and SME Growth Summits,
  • The Manufacturer MX Awards
  • The Manufacturer Top 100

... which take place alongside dozens of Fringe events. Find out more at 

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