The North Manchester group is a new group that launched early in 2019 to support the growth of manufacturing business based in the Oldham, Rochdale, Bury & Bolton area. The group is currently recruiting new members and is open to meeting ambitious manufacturing leaders in the area.
Group Chair Person - Phil Hartshorne
Phil has held Commercial and Supply chain leadership roles for large and small UK and US companies including Cadbury and Kraft foods. He has a passion for operational excellence delivered through engaged people and connected teams.
Favourite Business Leader: Jeff Bezos
Top Books: Mind Store – Jack Black, Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari, The Minute Manager – Ken Blanchard
Top Films: Shane; Gladiator; Citizen Kane; The Darkest Hour
Likes: Hill walking, cricket, music, non-air travel, family (sometimes), food and wine (all times)
Dislikes: Bureaucracy, complex processes, closed minds, insincere people and any delays.
Favourite Quote: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert Einstein
Group Chair Person - John Hardwick
John has worked for over 35 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, including a period as factory director for the Horlicks Factory in Slough. John has a deep held believe in the UK manufacturing sector and is now a free lance consultant and visiting lecturer at Lancaster University.
Favourite Business Leader: John Timpson
Top Books: The Essential Demming- Joyce Nilsson Orsini, Words That Change Minds- Shelle Rose Charvet
Top Films: Apollo 13, Momento, We're the Millers
Likes: Hill walking, Rock Music, Travel(!), family (all times), food and wine (sometimes)
Dislikes: Bureaucracy, Incompetence, Closed minds, Processes that don't allow for people interactions and exceptions.