Our Mission

  • To be a central driving force in the enhancement of local businesses.

  • Funded through a combination of membership fees, Public Sector funding and commercial sponsorship.

The group is a full member of the Central Wales Economic Forum and sits on the Board of the Powys Regeneration Group & Powys Regeneration Partnership. The group has a strong record of achievement and performance. Since its founding in 1994 the group has grown from being run by a Board of Directors on a part time basis to employing three highly-experienced staff. 

The Group is credited with founding the award winning Shared Apprentice scheme and launching 'Lean Methodologies' into Mid Wales as well as facilitating the profitable growth of many new and small businesses.

Mid Wales Manufacturing Group - A Company Limited by Guarantee (No.02922322) 
Registered Office: The Business Unit, Coleg Powys, Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY164HU


Our Staff & Directors

Ceri Stephens, Group Manager


Ceri has been with MWMG since it founded the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in 1997.  During that time she has assisted many of our members from sourcing materials to setting up local supply chains.  Today Ceri is responsible for overseeing the Groups' projects and delivering the strategy on behalf of the Board of Directors.


Samantha Webster MBE, Group ADMINISTRATOR.

Sam has been with MWMG since November 2013 after a long career within the Armed Forces. She has joined us from a background of Logistics serving in many parts of the world during both peaceful and conflict operations. Sam settled in Mid Wales with her family and is now responsible for the Administration of the Group following the successful delivery of the Armed Forces Project.


John Brunt, Senior Network Manager

He has many years experience, is a former company director in the textile industry and Manufacturing Advisory Service Business Advisor. He has six years experience of organising and facilitating network meetings and developing supply chains between local manufacturers.   The Mid Wales Manufacturing Group has a long history of developing supply chains between local manufacturers and encouraging co-operation and collaborative working.


Julian Engleheart, Company Secretary


Julian Engleheart (M.A. Oxon) joined MWMG in 2008.  He is also Financial Director of a Shropshire independent school.  Julian is committed to the economic well-being of a region he has loved since childhood, and sees the Group as playing a unique role in this process. 'Imaginative and dedicated leadership, supported by disciplined but unbureaucratic governance, is enabling the Group to grow in both size and stature.'


Hannah Barrett, Chair


Hannah Barrett (BA Hons) is the H.R Manager Control Techniques Drives Ltd   The company is based in Newtown and employs over 500 people. Hannah has been a member of MWMG Board of Directors since 2007 and has been invited to be an Employer Representative with the Investors in People.


Andrew Bebb, Director


Andrew Bebb is a sales director for WPG LTD a Digital and Litho sheet-fed printing company, who print company brochures and magazines, stationary , flyers, leaflets, corporate print, folders. The company is based in Welshpool and employs 54 people. Andrew has been a member of MWMG since 2001.


Mike Mills, Director


Mike Mills has an extensive experience in Manufacturing, with a successful track record in managing production lines and engineering functions.  He has worked in the aerospace, steel and electronic industries.  In 2001 Mike moved to Makefast LTD and has progressed through a number of roles to Director of Operations, with overall responsibility for the site in Newtown.  Mike is an active member of Montgomery Town Council and has undertaken the role of Town Mayor on four occasions.  He also runs the local film club.


Gaynor Morris,  mid wales log burners and flues Ltd

Gaynor Morris works with large and small businesses operating in a range of sectors throughout Wales. Running her own family business gave her a pragmatic understanding of the challenges business owners and managers face.  Joining Finance Wales in 2013 as an Investment Executive, Gaynor focuses on building relationships with small businesses in Mid Wales.  She started her career as a management trainee at Barclays and has over 22 years' experience in finance.


Peter Webber