Dr Tony Bannan

Tony Bannan is the Group Chief Executive of Precision Technologies Group (PTG) Limited. PTG, headquartered in Rochdale UK, designs and manufactures specialized CNC machine tools, integrated manufacturing systems and high precision components

Leanne Holmes

Leanne Holmes is operations director at Cranes Payment Innovation, which designs and manufactures high performance payment solutions for Gaming, Retail and Kiosk, Transportation and Vending applications across the globe.

Julian Humphreys

Julian is the Vice President & General Manager of the Power MOS Business division at NXP Semiconductors. The Power Semiconductor group is a major supplier to the automotive industry globally. Julian is also Director and Head of NXP operations in the UK which employs 650 people across 7 locations in England and Scotland.

Paul Kingston

Paul is currently the General Manager for Cargill SSE Food Ingredients in the UK and Ireland, responsible for the Starch and Sweeteners business of Cargill UK and Ireland. This is part of a European matrix of Cargill businesses which serve the food, animal feed and industrial sectors as Cargill’s Food Ingredients Platform.

Juergen Maier

Juergen Maier is a member of the Siemens UK Executive Management Board and the Managing Director of Siemens UK and Ireland Industry Sector, a leading global supplier of industrial plant and software, manufacturing automation and drive technologies to industrial customers across the UK.

Tim Monaghan

Tim Monaghan is the European General Manager for Diodes Incorporated. Tim is currently in charge of a workforce of around 500 employees, mostly across UK and Germany, encompassing Sales, Business Development and Manufacturing Operations.

Tony O’Brien

Tony O’Brien is currently Manchester Plant Director for the Kellogg Company. He graduated with a degree in Engineering with Management (Hons) from Napier University in Edinburgh. After various Engineering & Production roles with Gillette he moved to Kellogg’s starting as an Industrial Engineer at their Wrexham Plant.

Alan Purvis

Alan Purvis is the Managing Director of Mettler Toledo Safeline Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Mettler Toledo, a Swiss based Instrumentation business for the past eight years. It is a market leading instrumentation business supplying in line metal detectors to the food and pharmaceutical industry. The company employs 300 people in the UK. In 2015 the company sales and operations turnover was £100m. More than 95% of its UK produced detectors are exported.

Matthew Smallman

Matthew Smallman is the Divisional Joint Managing Director of Hyde Aero Products Limited. The company services several industry sectors, predominantly aerospace and defence, and has a turnover of £33million with 300 employees. Matthew was appointed Divisional Joint Managing Director in March 2013, after serving on the board of directors from 2001 in the capacity of Commercial Director.  

Graham Wardlow

Graham Wardlow is Managing Director of Magnesium Elektron’s UK operations and also heads up the Magnesium Elektron Division’s global aerospace and healthcare activities. Magnesium Elektron is part of the Luxfer Group, which is a global materials technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and supply of high-performance materials, components and gas cylinders.