The first of the meetings in the West Midlands will be held at family owned Frank Dudley Ltd., Birmingham, where you will meet other like minded manufacturers interested in joining this new Manufacturers Alliance Group.
The peer groups are designed to support senior manufacturing leaders in achieving their growth ambitions via sharing ideas amongst fellow manufacturing members. Rather than rely on external advice from consultants the groups have the advantage of meeting on a monthly basis with their fellow members (typically 12 – 14 non competing manufacturing businesses per group). This provides them with the opportunity to see first-hand how other manufacturing businesses are approaching their strategic growth plans and openly sharing ideas.
Members meet on a monthly basis at the various member manufacturing sites and get to tour the facility of a diverse range of manufacturing plants. They also receive support from experienced Chair people at the meetings in solving their biggest challenges in achieving their growth ambitions.
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Current members of the group Packaging Automation, a £9m turnover Knutsford based manufacturer of tray sealing machines, joined the Manufacturers Alliance 2 years ago and have seen this a real catalyst to transforming the business.
Commercial Director, Sam Ashton, stated that, “We are an ambitious family business with a passion to improve on our long standing foundations. I have found meeting people in a similar situation to ourselves comforting and a totally unique experience. The support I have received personally has been amazing. Being a woman in manufacturing is tough and having people to share issues with has not only supported my personal development, it has also helped us to continue to propel the business forward.”
Fellow member of the Manufacturers Alliance, Simon Ellam, Managing Director of £8m turnover element manufacturing company Heatrod Elements, said, “I have been a member now for a couple of years and really benefit from getting out of the business each month to see how other manufacturing businesses operate and address complex issues. Having people to lean on when you need it most is great for me and the future of UK manufacturing. Long may it continue.”
The new West Midlands Manufacturers Alliance group currently has 8 remaining places for potential new members to join. Is this something you would be interested in becoming involved with?
Fill out the Taster Session Application and reserve your place for the taster session on 9th February 2016.