Alan Lyons - Business Development Manager, The Grey Matter Group
Born & bred in the ‘steel city’ of Sheffield, Anne is an award winning Managing Director operating in the precision engineering sector receiving an MBE for Services to Engineering in the Queens New Year’s Honours list 2016.
With a background in finance & banking she joined Numill, a precision engineering company, in year 2000 as its bookkeeper.
Returning to education aged 40 she qualified with ACCA, Accounting Technician, followed by a management degree & a post-graduate qualification in Strategic Management. The MBO of Numill Ltd was the subject of Anne’s dissertation. Bringing the MBO to fruition she purchased the Company in October 2006 from the founding owner who began in 1969.
A Chartered Manager, having steered the Company through the deepest part of the recession, Anne’s priorities now are to drive the Company forward in the UK & through export but also to ensure that vital skills are passed on for the future.
With this in mind & believing in ‘Life Long Learning’ Anne is now a Governor at Sheffield College and also at a primary school, Greengate Academy in Sheffield. She is Cutlers Champion at Outwood Academy City in the Sheffield and taking up a role as Enterprise Advisor for this secondary school.
As part of her continuous development in her career Anne is now undertaking NED positions with Engineering Industries Association (EIA) & Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
Anne Wilson - Managing Director, Numill Tooling Solutions
Darren Pearce - Centre Director, Meadowhall
Ian Proctor - Head of External Relations, The University of Sheffield Management School
Jillian Thomas - Managing Director, Future Life Wealth Management