Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a vital asset to the Liverpool City Region economy, supporting nearly 50,000 staff in 3,000 companies and directly contributing £3.2bn to the overall economy.

As part of the UK’s largest manufacturing region the City Region has a diverse mix of companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever, Pilkington, Ineos and Astra Zeneca alongside Getrag, Johnson Controls, ABB as well as innovative SME’s, engineering and fabrication companies and manufacturing start-ups.

In 2013 the LEP commissioned Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) to undertake a detailed analysis of the assets and capabilities of the City Region. The final Report ‘Making It – Advanced Manufacturing in Liverpool City Region to 2020’ outlines the vision for advanced manufacturing as well as identifying six short term opportunities and a number of global competencies on which the city region can grow.


Making It Board

Our Making It Board sets direction and oversees delivery on advanced manufacturing across the City Region. It brings together businesses, policymakers and delivery partners to ensure the sector is globally competitive.

Madina Barker

CNC Robotics

Paul Blanchard


Peter Carew


Michelle Dow

All About STEM

Dean Fashoni

United Automation

David Hughes


Paul Jones

The Northern Alliance

John McDonald (Chair)

Non Exec Director - Automotive

Dale Milburn

Knowsley MBC

Alan Norbury

Siemens Processes and Drives Division

Prof Mike Riley

Liverpool John Moores University

Alan Seeley

Getrag Ford

June Smith

Make UK

Terry Weston

Jaguar Land Rover

John Wilson

Jaguar Land Rover

Wiebe Van Der Hoek

University of Liverpool