The ACE Award for Manufacturer of the Year

Criteria Finalists were chosen from companies who manufacture their products in the UK or are subsidiaries of a global company. They offer an up-to-date range of equipment and product development and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, along with ongoing support for practitioners using their products. The winner will be selected from the finalists using a combination of Aesthetics reader votes and judges’ scores. Voting will constitute a 30% share of the final score.



Aesthetic Technology Ltd are a fully accredited ISO13485 and ISO9001 British manufacturer specialising in innovative energy-based technology for the medical, aesthetic and cosmetic markets.

ATL have been at the forefront of medical device technologies since 2012 and continue to be the world leading and trusted brand for professional LED Phototherapy. Dermalux has a portfolio of four professional LED devices, an install base of over 3,500 clients and a network of international partners covering more than 30 countries worldwide.

From the outset, their aim was to create proprietary British products that signify quality, efficacy and safety and they are proud to have been able to achieve and maintain this. The entire design, development and manufacturing process of the Dermalux systems is undertaken in the UK at their Warrington based plant. Equally important is their commitmet to delivering education, training and outstanding support to their customers and distribution partners.

In April 2020, in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ATL became the only independent UK manufacturer to successfully develop and launch a fully compliant ventilator; the C-19 which is now available to the global market. A truly proud moment for the business. 

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Cynosure UK Ltd

We aim to provide the very best in customer service and aftersales support, acting as partners with our clients and building lasting relationships. We pride ourselves on the fact that a lot of our partners own more than one of our devices - coming back again and again to work with Cynosure. This is a true indicator that we provide the kind of service and support that people want as well as providing a dynamic and constantly evolving portfolio of products that allows our customers to access the very latest innovation and technology in the world of aesthetics. With our extensive investment in R&D we are constantly looking to the future of patient experience to create the kind of devices and products that will allow aesthetic practitioners the treatments of the future. 

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Establishment Labs

Establishment labs (NASTAQ: ESTA) founded in 2004 is a global medical technology company focused on improving patient safety and aesthetic outcomes, initially in the breast aesthetics and reconstruction market by designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing an innovative portfolio of silicone gel-filled breast implants, branded as Motiva implants, the centrepiece of the Motivaimagine platform.

Motiva implants are produced at two FDA compliant state-of-the-art facilities in Costa Rica and are currently approved for commercial distribution in over 80 countries through exclusive distributors and direct sales force.

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Fotona D.o.o

Founded in 1964, four years after the invention of the laser, Fotona is one of the most experienced developers of high-technology laser systems, recognised for the design, manufacture, and support of innovative award-winning laser systems for applications in aesthetics & dermatology, dentistry, surgery and gynaecology. The company has one of the most highly educated workforces in the industry. Such expertise provides the company with unique advantages, ensuring a highly innovative and diligent R&D department that is constantly carrying forward the stellar quality of Fotona’s engineering with market-application driven technology. Since Fotona produces the overwhelming majority of its technology in-house it is involved in every stage of the production and manufacture of laser systems, from R&D through to the finished product.

Fotona manufactures the most advanced multi-application aesthetic laser platform Dynamis Pro - Nd:YAG (1064 nm) and Er:YAG (2940 nm) system, the highest single-pulse energy Q-switched laser StarWalker MaQX (1064nm, 532 nm KTP, 585 nm, 625 nm) with unique pico-in-nano pulse, the most powerful pico pulse Starwalker PQX, the most powerful Alex (755nm) and Nd:YAG (1064 nm) laser Fusewave with unique scanner and DMC (dry molecular cooling) system and focused laser machines such as the TimeWalker for facial non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatments.

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LIPOELASTIC is proud to be the last year nominee for the same category. 

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Lynton Lasers Ltd

Delivering safe, effective, and high-quality laser and IPL equipment since 1994…

Lynton Lasers support thriving aesthetics clinic with assistance from the largest aesthetics and training support network in the UK. Our laser and IPL technology empowers practitioners to specialise in delivering safe and effective treatments, which results in achieving a distinct competitive advantage in both performance and clinical results.

Over the years, we have won numerous awards for our British manufactured equipment and unrivalled customer service. We have helped support and build hundreds of medical and aesthetic practices worldwide and have gone onto develop an extensive range of unrivalled after-sales support services. Lynton help practitioners take their career to the next level with award-winning, medical-grade aesthetics technology.

The quality, integrity and reliability of our equipment is founded on scientific research carried out at The University of Manchester where Lynton originated in 1994. This has established our reputation as the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aesthetics technology, and we are proud to be listed as a preferred supplier on the NHS Supply Chain.

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st June
  • Entries Close 21st August
  • Finalists announced 1 st December
  • Voting and Judging Close 28 th February
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Virtual Ceremony 28th May