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 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.
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)
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