About us

The Next Manufacturing Revolution is a not-for-profit collaboration that aims to unlock significant performance improvement in the manufacturing sector. A successful outcome will be improved company profitability, ‘greening’ of the manufacturing sector, creation of manufacturing jobs and national economic revitalisation. Our initial focus is the United Kingdom. We welcome others who share these aims to collaborate on this initiative.

The founding members of the Next Manufacturing Revolution are:

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Lavery Pennell is a strategy advisor assisting clients to unlock value while improving sustainability performance. Using a combination of corporate strategy, commercial, technical and sustainability experience, their rigorous and comprehensive approach creates step-change cost savings, revenue opportunities and competitive advantage.

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2degrees is the world’s leading business community for driving growth, efficiency and profit through sustainability. It has over 31,000 professional members in more than 90 countries.  2degrees Enterprise Services helps organisations to collaborate using new media to solve their sustainable business challenges; their mission is to make it efficient for retailers and major brands to engage key stakeholders, reduce environmental impacts, and grow their businesses.

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The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) is the public face of the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering Manufacturing and Management Division. The IfM takes a distinctive, cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together expertise in management, technology and policy to address the full spectrum of industrial issues. The IfM’s activities take place within an unusual structure that integrates research and education with practical application in industry.

The Steering Committee comprises:

Dr Greg Lavery
CEO, Lavery Pennell
Greg is a fully qualified engineer with a strategic commercial perspective forged at Bain & Company, Booz & Company and in corporate roles. He has assisted a range of manufacturing companies around the world to identify new profit opportunities from better utilising their full breadth of resources, relationships, and opportunities.

Nick Pennell
Chairman, Lavery Pennell
Nick has 15 years of management consulting experience with Booz & Company including leading their European and Greater China Energy practices and heading the Low Carbon & Sustainability team.  He couples this with corporate experience in strategy and operational roles at Shell Downstream and Bass.

Simon Brown
Managing Director, 2degrees Enterprise Services
Simon has played a key role in many of the UK’s leading sustainability initiatives.  He has built his career over 25 years as an advisor helping to accelerate growth and sustainable business innovation.  Simon has worked with clients such as Tesco, M&S, H&M, The Carbon Trust, Centrica, E.ON, NHS, Philips, Sony, Serco, Syngenta and The Guardian.

Professor Stephen Evans
Director of Research, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability
Steve spent 12 years in industry, including as Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering, the world leading manufacturer of ejection seats. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge he held the role of Professor of Life Cycle Engineering at Cranfield University.

Ian Bamford
Commercial Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability
In 35 years of industry experience, Ian has worked at senior levels in multinational companies such as Dell, Philips and Groupe Bull, as well as setting up and running small and mid-sized technology and consulting businesses in the US and the UK.


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