COO of Lintott Control Systems (Chairman of NAAME)
A “Top 100 Manufacturing Figure” and IET Fellow, Jamie has amassed cutting-edge business reinvention expertise during a c30-year tenure in UK and international manufacturing businesses. In 2012, Jamie became a director and shareholder of Norwich-based Lintott Control Systems Limited. Forged on the strength of its people-talent & game-changing digitisation, Lintott is today reinvented. Recent accolades include, EDP Business of the Year (2017); East of England Winner for the Best Use of Technology: Chamber Business Awards (2018); and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation (2018). Jamie is an ardent champion of UK manufacturing and zealously advocates skills development and productivity improvement initiatives. Since 2015, Jamie has been Chair of New Anglia’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector Group and a stalwart STEM Ambassador.
Executive Director, Curriculum at West Suffolk College
Having completed a mechanical engineering apprenticeship, specialising in manufacture and production, Gary soon became General Manager of a highly successful Hydraulic equipment-manufacturing specialist in North Norfolk before dedicating his more recent career to educating the future workforce of UK PLC.
Gary now has ten years’ experience as a senior manager in the further education sector providing outstanding education, built around key strategic partnerships with employers to strengthen West Suffolk College’s curriculum offer, ensuring the students receive the best possible training in the region, that is current and leads to high value careers.
Chairman of Warren Services
Senior Partnership Account Manager, The IET
Matt is Senior Partnership Account Manager for the Institution of Engineering and Technology and is responsible for overseeing the partnership offering for UK based SMEs known as Enterprise Partners. Launched in 2016, the partnership presents an opportunity for companies to utilise the Account Management of Matt and his team to ensure they can provide development opportunities alongside the Engineering Council framework as well as providing opportunities to network amongst a vibrant partnership community consisting of Enterprise, Corporate, Academia and the MOD.
Greater Ipswich Manufacturing Group Coordinator
Anette works at Ipswich Borough Council as Economic Development Project Manager. She leads on various projects one of them being the NAAME – GIMG. Anette’s previous experiences are within Business Development, Project Management and Sector Development. Away from work, Anette is a keen potter and enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
Business Development Officer at Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
Paul’s work involves developing and maintaining proactive relationships with key businesses in West Norfolk and providing information and support on issues relating to business development in the borough. He also manages support to inward investment projects. Paul supports the work of the groups within the King’s Lynn manufacturing network.
NAAME Coordinator & Business Develop Advisor at Hethel Innovation
Technical Director at Thurne Middleby
Technical Director for Thurne-Middleby Ltd Norwich UK, has been a key member of the business for over 35 years. Thurne-Middleby Ltd designs and Manufactures high-speed slicing machines and systems for the Global Food industry and has customers of all sizes, in many global markets.
‘Thurne’ is now part of the much larger Middleby Corporation, headquartered in the USA and therefore joins one of the world’s leading Food Processing equipment suppliers.
Head of Policy, Governance & Public Affairs & Company Secretary for Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
I am responsible for ensuring that Norfolk Chambers maintains its position as a leading ‘voice of business’ in Norfolk, through influencing and lobbying on issues affecting the Chambers membership, including the local authorities, education establishments and the general business population. Norfolk Chambers raise and highlight the policy position of our members at a local, regional and national level on key issues, including skills, digital connectivity, infrastructure and place and perception of our region. We monitor local policies and projects/initiatives that directly impact upon our members and ensure relevant action is taken using our Board, area councils and special interest groups.