The West Yorkshire group is a new group being launched in 2017 to support the growth of UK manufacturing and is being chaired by Jonathan Wurr and Philippa Coultish. 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.
Jonathan fell in love with manufacturing in his Grandad’s Leeds pickle factory at the age of 8 and has been involved in manufacturing and industrial processes all his life. He has held key roles in Coca-Cola, Nalco’s, Hays Chemicals (now Brenntag) and Francis Ward. He has a passion for developing people and seeing businesses improve.
Favourite leader: Kevin Sinfield, Former England Rugby League Captain
Top Book: One Minute Manager- a short fairy story that demonstrates that great management needn’t take too much time.
Top films: Blues Brothers; The Commitments; Raiders of the Lost Ark
Likes: Leeds Rhinos Rugby League, mountain biking and travelling anywhere, installing ERP/MRP systems
Dislikes: Anchovies, heights, people who always blame others
Favourite quote: “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved” – William Jennings Bryan