On 23rd July 2020, manufacturing leaders across North Wales and Merseyside will be joining together in a unique peer support group to support the growth and development of manufacturing in the region. The group will meet monthly and receive expert mentoring support to help guide them through the current challenges and obstacles they are facing.
The launch of this group is timely in the current Covid-19 climate. The immediate focus with be to help business leaders though the latter stages of the pandemic and building suitable strategies to emerge strong from the crisis.
The monthly meetings will initially be run virtually with a view to move to face to face meetings later in the year. The peer support group will be capped at 14 members to ensure the support remains focused and all manufacturers involved gain value from each of the group sessions.
This will be the 7th peer support group the Manufacturers Alliance have launched to support manufacturing in the North. Simon Carin, Chair of the new peer support group stated, “I am looking forward to supporting the journey of the leaders in the group over the coming years. I have spent a lot of time over the past 6 months getting to know a lot of the business leaders in North Wales and Merseyside and get a strong sense of ambition, but also a need for support. I feel privileged to be able to help support the growth of local manufacturing.”
Shaun Sutton, Owner & Director at Central Group in Merseyside shares his views in the video below, “It can be lonely at the top and you struggle sometimes to make the simplest decisions when you haven’t got a sense of clarity. The Manufacturers Alliance would give somebody who has got that sense of mission, an opportunity to build a plan and mobilise it.”
If you are interested in joining this new group there are a couple of spaces remaining. We have 12 businesses that are keen to join from a diverse background of manufacturing sectors. The peer support groups are completely confidential and offer a safe space to share your challenges with people you can trust.