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Peter Hoy

Managing Director

Macalloy

Regional Manufacturing Forum Chair


 
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Peter Hoy, MD of Macalloy, is the chair of the Regional Manufacturing Forum. We asked Peter about the opportunities for the sector and how he sees the role of the Forum developing.

Peter Hoy is the managing director of Macalloy and the chair of the Regional Manufacturing Forum. He is also a director of the International Trade Forum (ITF) A certified chartered accountant, he has spent his entire career in manufacturing. He joined Macalloy in 1996 and became managing director after leading a management buyout in 2003. Since then, the business has seen continued growth, including a move to new premises in Dinnington in 2006.

Peter says:

“We have a real opportunity now for greater co-operation between businesses and between the various business support agencies around the region. People are beginning to realise and accept that growing the manufacturing sector is something we can achieve together. There is also an opportunity for the Regional Manufacturing Forum to influence the Local Enterprise Partnership and to direct them on how best to support manufacturing. One of the worst things we can do is stand still and just criticise others for not listening or taking action. We must engage with the LEP and support them in the right decision making.

“Through my involvement in the International Trade Forum, I see the impact that initiatives such as trade missions can have. Helping companies to get out to international markets and develop routes to market and relationships with international agents is an easy strategy to build on. I would like to see more support in this kind of area.

“The challenge for the Forum is to make it relevant to manufacturers, so that people consider it to be worthwhile. That is going to take some time and I hope that people will give us feedback on how we should develop. We need to make the Forum sustainable and give it longevity so that it provides continuity outside the changes that inevitably happen in the support agencies and public sector.”

If you would like to contact Peter with feedback or ideas about the Forum and its activities, please email him via the Forum address.