Jamie Thums

Jamie Thums

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.

Gary Jefferson

Gary Jefferson

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.

Will Bridgman

Will Bridgman

Chairman of Warren Services

Currently chairman of Warren Services in Thetford, Norfolk, William is an experienced business leader who is a firm believer of successful and sustainable businesses result from strategic alliances. With a career spanning over 20 years, William has developed a passion for developing new business products and services.
Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber

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.

Stewart Damonsing

Tracy Miller

James Talbot

Stephen Scowen

Joanne Kerrison

Joanne Kerrison

Economic Development Officer & Greater Norwich Manufacturing Group Coordinator

Jo Kerrison from Broadland and South Norfolk District Council. Jo’s role is supporting business growth however due to her background she is particularly passionate about working with local manufacturing and engineering businesses to improve local supply chains, drive innovation and recognise local success. Previously Jo provided key account support for Global Closure Systems a leading global manufacturer of plastic and aluminium closures, bottles and dispensing systems with 23 manufacturing sites located in 13 countries and with a turnover of €600m. This included preparing global sales reports, budget preparation and analysis. Prior to this Jo worked for Lawson Mardon Group in both Norfolk and the Midlands in Sales, Production Planning and Customer Service. In her spare time Jo loves walking her 2 dogs, DIY and Marvel movies.

Anette Gilham

Anette Gilham

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.

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

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.   

Malcolm Myers

Malcolm Myers

Director of AMH Test Systems

Malcolm has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Masters Degree in audio Systems Engineering. He is a chartered engineer and a member of the IET. He is currently director of AMH Test Systems, where he creates custom test systems for industry using a programming language called LabVIEW. As Chair of the Greater Ipswich Manufacturing Group he hopes to promote more working connections between manufacturing businesses in the area. He is married with two small children and enjoys film photography in his spare time.

James Williamson

NAAME Coordinator & Business Develop Advisor at Hethel Innovation

Jerry White

Paul Tabern

David Tait

Richard Seager

Richard Seager

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.

Mike Lewzey

Joe Rahman

Linn Clabburn

Linn Clabburn

Programme Director of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor

Linn Clabburn is the Programme Director of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, a public-private partnership set up to drive and support investment and economic growth across the region with a focus on our technology sectors. Prior to the Tech Corridor, Linn spent time working for an engineering company in Norwich before moving in to venture capital, investing in high-growth technology businesses across the UK and setting up international investment funds. She has a strong interest in economic growth and creating the right type of environment that can support businesses to grow and scale successfully.

Nova Fairbank

Nova Fairbank

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.

John Dugmore

Madeleine Coupe

Thomas Ballantyne

Skills and Employment Policy Officer for Suffolk County Council

“Thomas Ballantyne is a Skills and Employment Policy Officer for Suffolk County Council. Thomas works with employment sectors and businesses to identify skills shortages and gaps, develops solutions and matches to available support. He manages a range of projects which have skills and employability at their heart, spanning across multiple industry sectors in New Anglia.”

Tom Humphries