Anne leads the Business Growth Hub’s Manufacturing Service and is dedicated to supporting the growth of the manufacturing sector. She is a highly experienced operational and programme manager, with over 18 years’ experience leading programmes at The Manufacturing Institute prior to joining the Business Growth Hub in 2016.
Anne has an MSc in Management and is highly knowledgeable in providing tailored support to manufacturing organisations from shop floor to board room to achieve operational excellence and deliver business impacts. Anne has significant experience of working with the public, private and academic sectors.
Phil has over 20 years experience, supporting business growth for small and medium manufacturing enterprises.
Formerly delivering the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), Phil is well versed in working with manufacturers to identify growth opportunities and implementing operational improvement plans. A Six Sigma Green belt, Phil is a lean manufacturing expert with specialisms in continuous improvement, waste minimisation and quality management.
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Senior Manufacturing Advisor
Geoff is a highly skilled manufacturing specialist, practiced in supporting manufacturing businesses to implement lean tools and techniques which will increase efficiency. Geoff is passionate about helping manufacturers work smarter and to do more with less.
With a background in engineering design and experience running a successful business, Geoff is skilled at strategic planning, developing sales and marketing strategies to generate new customers and delivering sustained profitability.
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Manufacturing & Engineering Events Co-ordinator
Aspa is an experienced events management professional, who has delivered a variety of B2B events within the commercial and third sectors.
Aspa manages the Manufacturing and Engineering team's programme of events and workshops, which are held across the North West. Aspa also delivers the Manufacturing Champions event programme.
Andy is a highly skilled process improvement specialist with over 20 years’ experience as an Advisor for the manufacturing and engineering sector.
Previously of the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Andy is a Lean Six Sigma practitioner who has helped increase productivity in hundreds of businesses. He is also highly knowledgeable on new product and process design, supporting businesses to embed cultural change or launch products to new markets.
Andy is also skilled at integrating digital technologies within operations and supporting businesses to capture and analyse data to influence decision making.
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Martin leverages the skills and knowledge gained from over 38 years’ experience working in and supporting aerospace, aviation, engineering and manufacturing companies, to now assist Business to Business (B2B) manufacturers across a broad range of Sectors, to achieve their development and growth ambitions.
He works with Company Owners, Directors and Senior Management teams, to understand their needs and ambitions, diagnosing and identifying areas for improvement across the areas of Finance, Manufacturing Strategy, Marketing, New Product/New Process Introduction, Operational Efficiency (KPIs/Lean/5S Principles etc), and Supply Chains, as appropriate.
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Manufacturing & Engineering Technical Support Officer
Lindsey is a skilled project manager with experience in delivering projects for the manufacturing sector, having previously worked at The Manufacturing Institute.
Lindsey supports the manufacturing team by managing impact reports, ensuring compliance and measuring the success of interventions.
Starting out as an Engineering Technician Apprentice and graduating in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Steve has worked in and around engineering and manufacturing for over 28 years.
In this time, he has been involved in a multitude of change projects in a wide range of sectors and scale of businesses, in both the UK and in Europe. In roles ranging from operational to strategic levels and in areas spanning:
Process Development including Process Simulation
Training, Coaching and Mentoring
He is passionate about people and skills development at all levels in the industry to drive effective change.
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Manufacturing Team Co-ordinator
Shah is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Aston University with significant experience in the transportation industry. He has previously worked at DHL on their lorry transport network as a data administrator, as well as supported Network Rail's projects on the railway tracks. Shah has also worked at Transport for Greater Manchester on various sustainability projects across GM.
Shah's engineering background combined with his administration experience enable him to play a key role in the coordination of the delivery and the day-to-day running of the manufacturing team's different contracts and programmes respectively.
Matt works with Manufacturing clients to help them achieve productivity gains. Experienced in project delivery, he supports businesses through the grant application process and helps them to deliver results.
Nick has over 20 years experience of implementing Lean and overseeing Six Sigma Improvement projects.
Originally employed as a graduate Polymer scientist he has subsequently been employed in technological, continuous improvement and senior line management roles in automotive, textiles and secure printing manufacturing organisations.
Nick is very hands on and likes to understand and analyse problems, questioning perceptions and speaking with data. He has significant experience in facilitating change having previously worked as a Manufacturing Advisory Service advisor and has undertaken Lean transformations in automotive, aerospace, food and textile manufacturing companies.
He has also trained over 30 six sigma greenbelts and specialises in understanding and controlling variation and risk within the manufacturing process.
Most recently Nick was employed as the Quality and OPEX manager in a secure print company –ensuring that the productivity, quality and process capability targets for the imminent £20 plastic banknote were achieved to the satisfaction of the client.
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ERDF Grant Coordinator
Isabella provides operational support to the Manufacturing team, covering compliance, reporting and processing the Manufacturing Growth Fund grants for manufacturers in the North West. She is an experienced Project Manager with a strong sales background in the financial world.
Having grown up in Lancashire and living in Manchester for almost 8 years, Isabella is very passionate about supporting the North West community.
As a University of Manchester, Spanish and Italian Studies alumni, Isabella has also visited and worked in Bologna and Seville and in her free time enjoys running, cycling or surfing across the UK
With a background in Manufacturing Engineering, Rachel has spent her career working in both manufacturing and operational environments. She has a broad range of experience including efficiency improvement projects, supply chain, inventory control, process mapping and implementation and improvement of ERP systems.
Most recently, Rachel was employed as a Business Process Manager, employed to improve the efficiency, accuracy and profitability of the Business Stream, requiring detailed data analysis, process analysis and improvement, ERP system improvement (SAP) and employee training.
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