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The Manufacturers Alliance Race into The Future With New Member Joining Yorkshire Peer Group

Sport Performance Exhausts manufacturer, Cobra Sport is racing ahead with their Managing Director, Rachel Abbott at the wheel.

Based in Sheffield, the birthplace of stainless steel they boast a heritage in the performance exhaust business spanning more than five decades and are now run by the second generation of the founding Jarvis family.

The automotive industry is at an exciting moment of change and leading business in this arena requires sound support alongside inspiration on diversification, Rachel explains why she feels the Peer Group membership for her- is essential,


“My main reason for joining the Manufacturers’ Alliance is part of my own CPD activities, the company is going through many exciting changes over the next few months and years.  I see that the Alliance will be an excellent sounding board and resource to facilitate the challenges that I will invariably face. I have always had a business mentor along my journey so far and have witnessed first-hand that such a relationship is key for any MD in ensuring the ongoing success of their business.”



Rachel is welcomed warmly by the Manufacturers’ Alliance’s Yorkshire Peer Group chaired by both Victoria Hopkins and Jonathon Wurr. Meeting alongside other Managing Directors, owners, and leaders in Yorkshire Manufacturing every month. Rachel will visit their factories, as well as hosting at her own, gaining first-hand insight, solutions and discovering pathways to opportunities for both personal and business growth.

A turbo-charged new member to the Manufacturers’ Alliance, Rachel and Cobra Sport bring a fresh perspective and thrilling presence with their links to motorsport and all are anticipating an adventurous future!

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