February 26, 2020

Annual Leadership Conference Agenda 2020

Manufacturers Alliance Annual Leadership Conference 2020

9th December 2020, 8.30am – 4.00pm, University of Bolton Stadium

Main Conference Hall
Time Keynote Speaker Company Content
8.30am Arrival & Open Networking
9.00am Host Manufacturers Alliance Welcome
9.15am Gary Sheader Manufacturers Alliance Opening Address
9.25am Joe Carr Carrs Pasties Leading the Family Business into the 21st Century
10.05am Andrea Hough OBE ATEC Engineering Solutions A Journey from Apprentice to Inspiring Leader
10.45am Break
11.10am Simon Ellam Heatrod Elements Turning the Ship Around
11.50pm Phil Carroll Ex LPW Technology Start Up to $83m Sale in 12 Years
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3.45pm: Conference splits into 3 choices of streams for the afternoon
3.45pm Gary Sheader Manufacturers Alliance Closing Address
4.00pm Meeting Close


 Stream 1: Business Growth & Change Management Stream

Members of the Manufacturers Alliance sharing ideas and best practice tips based on their own success. Speaker sessions with a 5-10 Q&A at the end of each session.

Time Speaker Company Content
1.30pm Neil Horner Laltex Group The Strength of Brand in High Growth
2.05pm Break
2.10pm Steve Crutchley Peerless Group Strategic Growth Through Acquisition
2.45pm Break
3.10pm Ian Riley Central Group Building a Continuous Improvement Culture from Scratch
3.45pm Return to Main Conference Hall


 Stream 2: Leadership Workshops

 Today is the official launch of the Manufacturers Academy. An extension of the Manufacturers Alliance brand focused on leadership development. Experience a leadership workshop with on of our experienced facilitators.

Time Speaker Company Content
1.30pm Juliette Yardley Manufacturers Academy Developing Your Growth Mindset
2.05pm Break
2.10pm Gary Sheader Manufacturers Academy The Journey to Winning All of Your Time Back
2.45pm Break
3.10pm Jonathan Wurr Manufacturers Academy Developing Your Skills as a Coach to Your Team
3.45pm Return to Main Conference Hall


 Stream 3: Problem Solving Roundtables

 Problem Solving sessions focused on specific issues faced by attendees. Work with an experienced facilitator and a group of other manufacturing leaders on hot topics affecting you and your business.

Time Speaker Company Content
1.30pm Roundtable Manufacturers Alliance Marketing and How to “Attract” More Business
2.05pm Break
2.10pm Roundtable Manufacturers Alliance First Steps to Introducing Industry 4 into Your Manufacturing Business
2.45pm Break
3.10pm Roundtable Manufacturers Alliance Preparing Your Business for Sale
3.45pm Return to Main Conference Hall