Callaly, the creators of the tampliner – an innovative combination of a tampon and pantyliner – have this year won a total of three manufacturing awards at the Manufacturer 100 Ceremony in Liverpool.
The annual Manufacturer Top 100 awards scheme is run by The Manufacturer magazine, in
partnership with Cranfield University, one of the country’s top centres of business education.
Now in its sixth year, The Manufacturer Top 100 project publicly recognises the most dynamic
leaders and innovators in manufacturing. Its goal is to help dispel popularly held myths that vibrant manufacturing in the UK is a thing of the past.
Awardees are drawn from every walk of UK industry, from top floor to shop floor. From young pioneers who are establishing a new generation of makers in UK industry, to bold investors developing new export markets for British goods. From the inspiring leaders and drivers of cultural change, to the innovators and unsung heroes, these are the people who put the Great into British manufacturing.
Callaly CEO and co-founder Thang Vo-Ta was recognised in both the ‘Innovator’ and ‘Bold Investor in New Markets’ categories. Head of engineering Akeel Khan was honoured with the ‘Young Pioneer’ category and the ‘Unsung Hero’ was head of product Ewa Radziwon.
Speaking about the awards, Thang Vo-Ta said: “We’re extremely happy to be recognised for three awards. Ewa and Akeel are key members of our team and I am exceptionally proud of them. Ewa is both the champion of the continuous improvement of our tampliner, and also the guardian of the quality of all our products.. Akeel has been influential in leading our engineering team to produce our automated machinery that has allowed us to scale up. I’m very pleased they have both been recognised for their hard work and achievements at Callaly to date. It’s also a great honour to have received my own award, alongside my colleagues”.
Callaly recently launched a full range of 100% certified organic cotton period products (including the tampliner) in fully customisable subscription boxes.