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  • Cluster Management Personal Experience Dr Jenny Clucas Chemicals Northwest 29 th September 2010
    • Why have clusters?
    • My industry and my cluster
    • My experience as a cluster manager
    • Looking forward…..
    Content
    • Sustainable growth of a sector/industry
    • Create an environment of cooperation for a defined sector and geography
    • Champion the sector
    • Catalyse opportunities
    • Make connections ……
    Why have clusters?
  • Chemical Manufacturing Companies Public Sector Research Institutes Universities Engineering and analytical Service companies Professional and Business Services Environmental and Resource Efficiency support etc etc etc Making Connections
  • My Industry - NW Chemicals
    • Over 650 companies
    • £10.2 billion turnover
    • Earns over £5 billion in exports
    • Largest chemical region in UK
    • Employs over 50,000 people directly
  • My cluster?
    • “ Supporting & Promoting Industry”
    • Private company limited by guarantee
    • Public and private sector funding
    • Membership organisation
    • Team of 8 people
    • Numerous links to regional and national organisations and other NW sectors
    • 4 Strategic priorities:
    Innovation Image Skills Sustainable Development
    • Information provision
        • Website
        • Sector directory,
        • E-bulletin,
        • Quarterly newsletter
    • Connecting people / organisations
        • Introductions
        • Networking
        • Events & master classes
    • Project delivery
    • Image promotion
        • PR
        • Schools programmes
        • Awards Dinner
    • Lobbying
    Some of what we do …….
      • What I brought to the role
      • So what was the reality?
      • Key challenges
      • What does the role need?
    My experience as a Cluster Manager
  • Skills, attributes, experience…
      • Industry knowledge and experience
      • Gravitas
      • Manage company / people
      • Networking ability
      • Work with private & public sector
      • Independent & team player
      • Strategic & operational
      • Challenging
      • Robust
      • Project management
      • Manage diversity & range of stakeholders
      • ……
      • ……
  • Looking forward
      • What else do Cluster Managers need?
      • Developing & support the profession…
  • [email_address] www.chemicalsnorthwest.org.uk Thank you for your attention