Member Event: Lianne Walker, MBE, Walker Filtration
13 June 2018, 18:00 - 20:30
Walker Filtration, Birtley Road, Washington
Lianne Walker MBE is the Group Managing Director of Walker Filtration, a designer, manufacturer and global exporter of high quality and exceptionally engineered filtration, vacuum and drying solutions based in Washington.
Appointed as Managing Director in 2005, and awarded an MBE for Services to Manufacturing and International Trade in 2008, Lianne is an energetic and highly motivated leader, with a proven record of delivering international business growth, innovative product development and geographical market expansion.
Lianne has overseen the growth of Walker Filtration from a £6m turnover business to a £30 turnover business serving a global market, through assembly and distribution hubs in the Americas, Australasia and Asia.
A marketer by trade, Lianne joined the family business in 1991 with a view to undertaking a short placement in the engineering focused business her father, Brian Walker MBE, had started in his garage eight years earlier. Lianne will be sharing the lessons she’s learned on a personal journey spanning 27 years, within a rapidly scaling business at the heart of UK exporting.
Passionate about people, Lianne believes the key to building a successful business is to provide opportunities at every level and assure personal development is a fundamental attribute within a business’s culture.
EXPLORE How this North East based company has flourished to become a global leader in their industry.
LEARN How a focus on innovation, engineering and people has ensured Walker Filtration continues to grow in an uncertain UK manufacturing environment.
GAIN An insight into how the right attitude, tenacity and mind-set as a leader can help to shape how your business grows.
The Small Print - This event is exclusively for members of the Entrepreneurs' Forum and their guests. Guest places cost £25 +VAT, payable in advance, which we are not able to reimburse if the booking is cancelled within 72 hours of the event.