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

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