MORE ABOUT ROB
Rob Woollin, Account Manager (EMES, North of England) is currently working as one of the Account Managers for EMES for NPL North of England based in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre. He is looking to support manufacturing businesses across the Northern Powerhouse, with any challenge of complex measurement across all engineering sectors.
Rob has 25 years’ experience in the textile sector, plus experience of government-backed business support programmes such as MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service).
MORE ABOUT IAN
Ian is grounded in the manufacturing sector specifically production and operations engineering, and general factory management. Ian has gained substantial experience supporting a wide range of organisations from start-ups and early stage businesses, SME’s and blue chip companies, working across the UK and overseas.
Ian is well known with many contacts across the Leeds City Region and has managed and delivered many public sector funded programmes, delivered by commercially focused organisations.
His focus has always been to help clients identify and implement changes to increase operational performance and efficiencies to increase bottom line returns, working specifically with clients in the manufacturing and service sectors.
MORE ABOUT PATRICK
Patrick has 20 years’ experience in Account Management, both in the public and private sector. And within these varied roles he has always placed great importance on the production and implementation of plans and strategies.
Patrick is well known across the Leeds City Region, both within the Local Authorities and the LEP, and has a comprehensive knowledge of the support options available to SMEs across the region. The knowledge of the programmes allows him to advise SMEs on their growth journey, placing great emphasis on analysing and ‘mapping out’ of the growth journey and its associated projects. This has enabled Patrick to deliver and manage many public sector funded programmes for the benefit of SMEs across the Leeds City Region.
He possesses the ability to think strategically, identifying when and where projects are working but also when changes are required, thinking ‘long term’ rather than just for the here and now and sequencing interventions for the benefit of the client/business.
MORE ABOUT JOHN
Having spent 30 years in the textile industry, 17 of which running my own business, I have spent the past 12 years in business support, co-founding successful business support organisation, Innovate Now and from 2013 as a freelance business consultant and innovation coach. I was instrumental in the successful delivery of the Textile Growth Programme, working for Manchester Growth Company, which was a £30 million grant investment fund for development of the sector. Additionally, I have developed in-depth networks embedded within the Knowledge Base community, particularly Universities and research establishments, as well as many other extensive networks in product design, intellectual property and sector specialist support communities.
I have developed in-depth networks embedded within the Knowledge Base community, particularly Universities and research establishments, as well as many other extensive networks in product design, intellectual property and sector specialist support communities.
MORE ABOUT STEVE
Steve is highly qualified Business Advisor with over 10 years’ experience working with manufacturers and associated companies on national and local business support programmes. After over 30 years working in the private sector Steve joined the Manufacturing Advisory Service in 2009, which evolved into the Business Growth Service in 2014.
When the BGS was disbanded in 2016 Steve set up his consultancy business and has since assisted many local businesses with implementation of ISO compliant systems. He also works as a Growth Specialist for the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.
MORE ABOUT MIREK
Mirek is a Supply Chain Management professional with a strong academic background with a BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and MBA. Mirek gained sound experience in supply chain management working across European operations for an international businesses in the FMCG sector.
Mirek is also one of the first Novus Trust Scheme graduates and in 2019 has been listed in The Logistics 100 in the Rising Star category. The Logistics 100 is a list of the UK logistics industry’s most influential players. Mirek’s current role focuses on strategic analysis of supply chains across primary sectors in the Leeds City Region.
MORE ABOUT HARRY
Having a background in construction, both as an Architectural Technical and as a site engineer, I have spent over 30 years, initially in construction then in business support, 17 working overseas, on grant funded projects both in construction and in business development and support. I have previously run my own consultancy business and have extensive knowledge or grant support management.