The Lancashire Group

The Lancashire group is a new group being launched in 2017 to support the growth of UK manufacturing in the North West and is being chaired by Peter Hammond and Alistaire Jama. The group is currently recruiting new members and is open to meeting ambitious manufacturing leaders in the area.

Our goal is to support the growth of SME manufacturing businesses via an affordable membership model that connects like-minded people in the industry. We firmly believe that manufacturing is the backbone of the UK economy and every effort should be made to accelerate the growth of those with ambition. People just like you that have personal and business growth ambitions. People you can trust and willing to open up their doors to share great ideas and business best practice.

Chair People

Peter Hammond 

Peter has 20 years experience as a Managing Director of an SME manufacturing business and has reached a stage in his career that he would like to give something back. Peter is a strong believer in sharing best practice and is keen to support this for manufacturers based in Lancashire.

Favourite leader: I’ve spent some time in South Africa so Mandela is close to my heart

Top Books: Turn the Ship Around – L. David Marquet, Lean Toolbox – John Bicheno

Top films: Paul, Mid-night Express

Likes: Nice people, food, running, cycling, walking and relaxing

Dislikes: People who moan and dog muck

Favourite quote: “There are known knowns…..” (proves anyone can be successful)

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Alistaire Jama

Alistaire has a fantastic 30-year track record in sales and sales leadership, culminating in high-profile leadership roles as the Sales Director for 118118 and Commercial Director for the Guardian Media Group.

Alistaire is a published author and has seen great success with his most recent book, Sellology.

Favourite Leader: Jack Welch

Top Books: Straight from the Gut, Jack Welch; Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead, Bruce Avolio; The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley.

Top Films: Arrival, The Magnificent 7, True Romance.

Likes: Common courtesy, smiling, training to keep healthy, the sun

Dislikes: Bad manners,

Favourite Quote: “Fix your roof while the sun’s still shining”

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Upcoming Events

8:00 am Lancashire – Auto Marine Cables
Lancashire – Auto Marine Cables
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lancashire - Auto Marine Cables @ Auto Marine Cables
For this meeting you will be joining our current Manufacturers Alliance members from our Lancashire Peer Group. Benefits Factory tour of the Auto Marine Cables site to see how they approach improvements and their own growth[...]