On 4th October 2023 the Manufacturers’ Alliance will be launching its second peer group for HR Leaders in the manufacturing sector that are based in the North of England. A new peer group for HR Directors and Managers that are looking for a space to share ideas and discuss challenges with those in similar shoes to themselves.
Our first peer group for HR Leaders launched in 2021 and has been an amazing success. They meet every 6 weeks in person to support each other and share knowledge and are hugely open and honest about the highs and lows of the role. Beyond the meetings, there is a hive of activity and help every week. If one of the peer group members need support or advice, the rest of the group immediately rally around them and offer guidance and advice to help them along.
“I joined the HR Leaders Group in late 2021 and have never looked back. HR can be a lonely place when you are in a standalone role in an SME, so I felt it was important to surround myself with like-minded people. The group provides invaluable support, through sharing knowledge and experiences not just professionally but personally too. Everything we do is in a safe and confidential space and where we can have some fun along the way.”
Adele Entwistle, HR Director at Closomat
“Since being a member of the HR Leaders peer group, it has felt like being part of a close community. The group provides a great opportunity for like-minded people to create a safe and confidential place in sharing experiences and challenges. During the sessions we provide each other with emotional support, visit each other’s workplace, share best practices, ideas, and advice. Since joining the peer group I feel we have all helped each other in growing personally and professionally which is why I have never regretted joining the group.”
Sara Carr, HR Manager at Carrs Pasties
Our second HR Leaders peer group will be an extension to our existing community and will ensure we can help as many people in the HR sector as possible in their quest to look after and grow their people. The current landscape in the manufacturing sector has a lot of people challenges and opportunities, and having a group of other HR people you can utilise as a sounding board is of huge value to our member.
If you are a HR Director or Manager in the manufacturing sector interested in our new peer group launching on 4th October 2023 at ELE Advanced Technologies in Burnley, please register your interest via the link on our events page here. We look forward to seeing you there.