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 Chris Russell. 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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Chris Russell

Chris has worked in manufacturing for over 25 years, holding senior roles with several companies including Baxi, Alcoa and Luvata, where he headed up operational excellence across 36 plants in 19 countries. Chris enjoys helping leaders to bring out the best in themselves and their teams.

Favourite Leader: Martin Luther King Jr

Top Books: The little book of Lykke – Meik Wiking. The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

Likes: Cycling, restoring and collecting classic bicycles, holidays

Dislikes: Brussel Sprouts (why ruin a great Christmas dinner?)

Favourite Quote: “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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Upcoming Events

8:00 am Lancashire – Auto Marine Cables
Lancashire – Auto Marine Cables
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lancashire - Auto Marine Cables @ Auto Marine Cables
The Manufacturers Alliance has a proven track record in supporting manufacturing leaders in achieving their ambitions of personal and business growth. We have a range of peer groups across the North of the country for[...]
8:00 am Manufacturers Alliance Annual Co...
Manufacturers Alliance Annual Co...
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference @ AJ Bell Stadium
Supporting the Growth of NW SME Manufacturing Businesses On the 9th May, the Manufacturers Alliance will hold its annual conference to bring together all of the members from the six peer groups from across the North.[...]