The announcement brings to an end a career that has seen the former head of operations at Morgan successfully launch MASWM
in 2002 and oversee its evolution into one of the best performing bodies in the UK, helping more than 5,000 companies in the region add pounds 150 million onto their turnovers.
Roy Pulley, head of innovation at MASWM
, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the West Midlands to show its outstanding design and manufacturing strengths and we will be doing everything we can to support our businesses to register their interest.
We were already in contact with MASWM
on a waste reduction programme and when they heard about what we were up to, they put us in touch with Midlands Surface Analysis at Aston University, which has been a tremendous benefit.
They are also utilising the International Marketing service provided by MASWM
, in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), to support product promotion at an exhibition in Shanghai later this year.
With the volatility of the energy market and faced with a potential doubling of gas prices, Brockhouse turned to MASWM
in 2008 to seek ways of reducing gas consumption.
The support we have had from MASWM
has been fantastic.
It is believed that MASWM
and Business Link will not be considered for funding cuts.