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Create an environment of cooperation for a defined sector and geography
Champion the sector
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
“ Supporting & Promoting Industry”
Private company limited by guarantee
Public and private sector funding
Team of 8 people
Numerous links to regional and national organisations and other NW sectors
4 Strategic priorities:
Innovation Image Skills Sustainable Development
Connecting people / organisations
Events & master classes
Some of what we do …….
What I brought to the role
So what was the reality?
What does the role need?
My experience as a Cluster Manager
Skills, attributes, experience…
Industry knowledge and experience
Manage company / people
Work with private & public sector
Independent & team player
Strategic & operational
Manage diversity & range of stakeholders
What else do Cluster Managers need?
Developing & support the profession…
[email_address] www.chemicalsnorthwest.org.uk Thank you for your attention