A Day in the Life of a Managing Director

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Established in 1902 Carrs Tools Steel has always been at the forefront of innovation and investment into the latest technologies. To find out more about job roles in manufacturing, Made in the Midlands sat down with Managing Director Andrew Eastwood. 

As a Managing Director of a leading steel tooling manufacturer, Andrew is often asked what he does within his role. After mentioning his role and the company he works for, he often describes his passion for UK industry and the knowledge and skills available here. However, to his surprise, Andy often gets the response “We don't make many things in this country anymore.” To ensure people understand what his business is capable of, Andy explained:

“At this point, I often look around for an object that has been manufactured in the UK, my absolute favourite being an empty drink can. I can then respond with a question.

Can you imagine the skill of the person that can create a tool to make the top of this can and the ring pull, so that once filled the can will withstand a massive amount of pressure without bursting open, but can still be opened by a 5-year-old?  What do I do? I supply that genius with what he needs to make the tool that can do that.”

Andy’s role within the business is to find solutions for people’s problems both internally and externally.

He concluded, “every day brings new challenges and we are always looking for ways we can improve our products and services, so every day is a day we can make a difference.”   

Made Futures was created to encourage people to get jobs in manufacturing, in support of those who have lost their jobs over the course of the 2020 pandemic. There's still time to sign up and be part of the exhibition by filling in the form here

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