MANUFACTURING CLUB – 20th Anniversary

MANUFACTURING CLUB – 20th Anniversary

Did you know that 45% of employers in St Neots are manufacturers?


The Manufacturing Club has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, holding its most recent meeting kindly hosted by Bosch Rexroth which was the venue for the very first meeting.   The Club meets three to four times a year to discuss various topics related to manufacturing including how to work collaboratively, addressing low growth and productivity.  How to address the skills gap and making connections with the various education providers.

The Manufacturing Club now has a diverse mix of members, including multinational corporations like ABB Automation, Bosch Rexroth, SealedAir, and RWE, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.  The Wyboston Lakes Training and Leisure Complex is also a strong supporter of the Club.  Our larger Club members rotate as hosts providing technical support and lunch.

The Club has established partnerships with organisations like the Institute of Manufacturing (IfM), Make UK, Anglia Ruskin University, local authorities, and the Combined Authority.  Currently, the Club has 26 members, 12 close partners, and another eight bodies in its network. 

The Club was set up by John Davies with the support of his then employers, SealedAir in Cromwell Road in St Neots.  The Club was chaired for over 18 years by Tony Moscrop of Dufaylite until his retirement to Portugal.  Steve Maryniak of IPECO is now its current chair and is ably supported by John Davies together with Henry Emblem.

At its last meeting, Tony Moscrop shared a message with the group.  In addition, Peter Templeton of IfM was part of the original start-up team, gave a presentation on how IfM has developed over the past 20 years and its role in helping industry and its continuing support of the Manufacturing Club into the future.

Steve thanked John Davies for his tireless effort over the last 20 years, particularly during the last few years when despite ill health he has continued to be the driving force being the Manufacturing Club.

Steve Maryniak said “we are aware of the ongoing activities of the St Neots Initiative and the great work they are doing to help regenerate the town and support local businesses and charities.  From my personal experience it is a fantastic organisation, doing good work locally and I would encourage everyone to follow what they are doing and support if you can”.


Become a member of the St Neots Initiative on


No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.