Megan has joined the Membership team where she will engage with member companies of EEF based in the Midlands. Megan will ensure companies receive high-value support and gain full advantage of the strategic services that EEF can offer, based upon knowledge of their business needs. She will also be engaging with government agencies and partner organisations to promote and represent the interests of the UK manufacturing industry.
Megan joins EEF from the Advanced Services Group, a centre of excellence at Aston University. As Transformation Manager on a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project, Megan supported the service strategy and growth of 50 manufacturing SMEs. Her previous role involved the engagement and account management of businesses and the delivery of on-site workshops regarding how manufacturers design, implement and deliver revenue-growing services. She was also responsible for the development of a manufacturing community, by bringing together the companies at regular events, which provided direct networking and sharing of best practice with the adoption of services.
With a strong research background, Megan studied her BA in Geography, her MSc in Enterprise, Environment and Place, and her PhD in Management at the University of Birmingham. Each degree has focused on the competitiveness of the UK manufacturing sector. Over a ten-year period, Megan has researched and published on the current challenges for UK manufacturers concerning skill shortages; ageing workforces; price-based competition; declining supply-chain networks; and the evolution of traditional manufacturing industries, for instance the transformation of the UK Textile Industry to Technical Textiles.