Jamie Thums

Jamie Thums

Chairman

A “Top 100 Manufacturing Figure”, Jamie has amassed cutting-edge business reinvention expertise during a +25-year tenure working in leading UK-based and international manufacturing businesses.

In 2012, Jamie became a director & shareholder of Norwich-based Lintott Control Systems Limited.  Forged on the strength of its people-talent and 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.

Alice Reeve

Alice Reeve

Network Coordinator

With experience in developing and managing EU funded programmes, Alice has recently been appointed as HIL’s Head of Innovation. Alice oversees internal innovation and the launch of new offerings whilst developing external partnerships and opportunities.

At Hethel, Alice has led the development of new training programmes, funding bids and commercial contracts. A large part of her role is focused on implementing agile working to improve HIL’s offering both for customers and staff to ensure we can continue to grow sustainably.

Having a background in environmental science, Alice is passionate about making sustainability mainstream for the region’s businesses and finding innovative ways to make this transition easier.

James Williamson

James Williamson

Network Coordinator

Recently graduating from the Univeristy of East Anglia with a BSc Honours in Business Management. James coordinates the NAAME Network and the role sees him become the Network Coordinator, a position which will see him provide support to manufacturing and engineering businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. Also, facilitating collaborations between academia and industry, as well as mapping industries and businesses across East Anglia.