Sharing in Growth beneficiary JJ Churchill Ltd attended the Best Practice Sharing Forum we held in July. Here are some thoughts from the day…
“Overall it was a very good networking event, which covered many of the areas of improvement we are grappling with. In explaining further the benefits of the programme, the day reinforced the structure, timing of the program and the potential benefits. It felt that whatever phase you are at on the programme, there is always something you can learn.”
“The structure of the day was good, with a clear agenda, it was interactive with the ability to see how others have embraced the program. The opportunity to network was really beneficial, it was good to hear how others are using SiG resources to improve their businesses in different ways. The trip to Siemens was also very useful. They have a strategy and ALL appeared to be involved in making it work.”
“I look forward to the next event in December. It would be great if more focus could be put into how SME’s resource the SiG Project Charters better. This was something everyone was finding really challenging and in a lot of cases why the activities do not get the focus they need. Also, encouragement of beneficiaries to attend exemplar visits, JJC have attended a couple and got a lot out of them…”
David Hall – Operations Director, JJ Churchill Ltd
Founded in 1937, with a current workforce of 120 and based at Market Bosworth in the Midlands, JJ Churchill has continued to develop expertise in four principal markets: Aerospace, Defence, Industrial and Powergen.
As a first-tier precision, sub-contract machinist for ‘blue-chip’ OEMs such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Cummins, Perkins, Siemens and Alstom, the company works together with customers to develop, test and assemble as a preferred supplier on long-term projects.
Experts in the production of gas turbine blades from forgings, castings and solid billet. Machining compressor blades since 1947 with turbine blade production added more recently, JJC uses technology to drive prototype development and supplies individual spares demand through to kitted production volumes on a wide variety of programmes.