Manufacturing is changing. What will that mean for mid-market businesses?

There is a lot of talk about the ‘Manufacturing 4.0’ and ‘the Fourth Industrial Revolution.’ And we will see big changes with 3D printing and robotics. At the same time, the basics – like integration, cyber security and getting the data right – are more important than ever.

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Mark has over 20 years of experience working in software development in both technical and management roles. Mark has worked for SMEs and FTSE 100 companies, held ‘Head of’, Director and CTO level roles, running cross-functional teams to deliver mobile, web, and backend systems. Read more…

 

“Our IT has always been a significant value driver in our business and we need to ensure it stays that way. Mark Parsonage, Freeman Clarke CIO, has not only helped us with creating that roadmap but he also became a key member of our senior leadership team.”

Chris Johnson, Executive Chairman, JJS Manufacturing

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Warwick Hampden-Woodfall

 

 

Warwick joined Freeman Clarke with over 20 years of experience in managing complex IT environments at board level. He is focussed on driving business value from IT and maximising investment in well-managed, appropriate technology, so SMEs can focus on their core business. Read more…

 

“Engaging Warwick as our part-time IT Director, at board level, has proved extremely worthwhile, as he has implemented an IT strategy and developed the business to the point where we are now able to manage this ourselves.”

Carole Forth, Office Manager, Future Biogas

 

 

“Through Paul’s outstanding work, Freeman Clarke have been instrumental in implementing industry best practices around the management, support and financial management of the IT function. This has included a redefinition of the role and restructure of IT within the business and building its profile so that it is now interpreted within the business as a true business partner providing real business benefits instead of the singular perception of only being a “Cost Centre” department.” 

Kevin Cook, CEO, Sterling PSL

“Martin has become one of our team here at Sleaford and part of the Executive Team that meets monthly to drive the business forwards. His presence has provided us with much needed technological insights and perspective that is essential to our growth. The Freeman Clarke model works well for our business, providing us with access to a senior IT Leader with experience across different sectors that helps challenge our way of thinking and ensures we have a robust and suitably aligned IT Strategy to help us achieve our ambitious goals.”

James Arnold, Managing Director, Sleaford Quality Foods

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