Citizen Machinery MD Unveils His Inspirational Journey on Our Finest Hour Podcast

By Made In Group
schedule20th Sep 23

Made in Group recently released Episode 7 of Series 2 from the Our Finest Hour podcast, which highlighted the story of an insightful guest and a key member from within the membership group: Edward James, Managing Director of the world-renowned Citizen Machinery.

Edward shares his story of long term planning, doing what scares you and adapting to change. This is a must watch for anyone who is working, or has aspirations of working, within UK manufacturing.

Citizen Machinery UK, based in Bushey and Brierley Hill, is a world-leading CNC machine tool manufacturer, supplying the latest CNC mill-turn technology to UK industry. Part of the Citizen group, famous also for it's precision watches and electronics, following a merger in January 2011 the company incorporates staff and resources from the UK machine tool operations of both Citizen (Citizen Machinery UK Ltd, formerly NC Engineering Ltd) and Miyano (Miyano Machinery UK Ltd, formerly Macro Machine Tools Ltd).

Our Finest Hour celebrates resilience, shares business and life lessons, and highlights the UK's impressive history of stoicism and innovation, by speaking with key members within British industry. Made in Group is an advocate for championing British Industry, campaigning to shine a light on this fantastic sector, whilst connecting businesses, sharing knowledge, and helping companies reach their full potential.

By watching Our Finest Hour, you will hear directly from some of the best and brightest in British Industry. From entrepreneurs to innovators, there’ll be a wide array of guests who will inspire and educate you as a business leader within UK manufacturing.

Interviews are from a mix of Midlands and Yorkshire companies, with the majority filmed at the Made in Group studio in Wolverhampton. For members who want to join a live audience and also participate in mini networking and lunch, you can visit either or and register for these under the 'Events' section.

New episodes are released on Fridays at 9am, on the Our Finest Hour YouTube channel. Scroll below to watch the latest episode of Our Finest Hour!

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