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Yorkshire-based manufacturing member association Made in Yorkshire are proud to announce John Pendleton, Managing Director of Rosti Automotive, as its first ever President.

Made in Yorkshire is a growing alliance of 60 Yorkshire-based manufacturing firms keen to collaborate, source and supply locally within the region whilst championing the contribution of Yorkshire manufacturing firms to the regional and UK economy.

The association is steered by an elected Council of members, who agreed at a recent meeting that due to his extremely proactive nature, strong connections across Yorkshire industry and experience in lobbying through central government, Mr Pendleton would be the ideal President to steer the organisation over the next 12 months.

John commented: “I am very proud to take up the role of President of Made in Yorkshire. I look forward to working with manufacturers in the region and championing the challenges we have to sustain our current business and drive growth along with attracting and developing the skills required to support it”.

Made in Yorkshire CEO, Jason Pitt added: “We are delighted to welcome John as President of Made in Yorkshire. John takes up this role at a time of significant growth for Made in Yorkshire following our merger with Manufactured Yorkshire. John is a great champion for Yorkshire manufacturing and I am confident that he will do a great job over the coming 12 months in his role of President, uniting Yorkshire industry and growing local pride within the sector”.

The growth of Made in Yorkshire follows a similar pattern to the growth of sister company Made in the Midlands, an alliance of over 360 manufacturing and engineering firms in the Midlands. Both Made in Yorkshire and Made in the Midlands were recently awarded a place on the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group, which enables the organisations to better represent the views of manufacturing firms in these regions and to help shape the governments’ industrial strategy.

Mr Pendleton will take on the civic role of Made in Yorkshire President in addition to his existing role as Managing Director of Rosti Automotive. For more than 60 years, Rosti has built its reputation as a supplier of precision injection moulded products, developing and producing key components and assemblies for some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.