MD Reveals How Manufacturers Can Draw On Sports to Succeed

By Made In Group
schedule23rd May 23

This week, Made in Group have released the tenth episode of a new podcast series which 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.

This fascinating podcast episode focuses on the inspirational story of Jon Stone, Managing Director at Frederick Cooper (Birmingham) Ltd. Founded in 1879, Frederick Cooper is recognised as a service driven, cost effective and friendly powder coating & paint spraying business.

Watch as Jon shares his remarkable 20+ year journey to becoming an MD and the invaluable lessons he learned along the way, including his unique approach to merging sports and business. With a passion for Rugby, Jon has seamlessly integrated the best attributes of sports and team ethos into the manufacturing company he leads.

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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