Women in Business

To celebrate women’s history month, throughout March 2022 we are focussing on case studies from some of our business leaders who have participated in our development programme offerings, from various sectors throughout the North West.

  • Arden Dies - Finding the right tools for the future

    Arden Dies has been a leader in the die-making and packaging industry in the UK for more than half a century. Former secondary school art and design teacher Sarah Poynter is the third generation of the family to join the business which was started by her grandfather. Sarah saw the Productivity through People (PtP) programme as an opportunity to learn from global manufacturers like BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce, and connect with a network of SME manufacturers.

  • Technoprint - Rewriting the script for communication

    Jacqui Morris started at the Winsford-based business four years ago, progressing from a Quality Manager role to Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager. Part of a small but trusted leadership team Jacqui was encouraged to enroll in the Productivity through People programme by Technoprint Managing Director Alan Ryan, who was on the LUMS Made Smarter Leadership Programme at the time.

  • HMG Paints - Painting a bright future

    HMG Paints is the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer, producing more than 3m litres each year. Rebecca Falder, a Senior Quality Analyst, is the fourth generation of her family to join the Manchester business established by her great-grandfather. She is leading the company’s digital strategy and a colleague, who is studying a PhD at Lancaster University, believed Rebecca would benefit from the Productivity through People (PtP) programme.

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