RTC North Appoints Strategic Supply Chain Development Manager

19th Dec 2022

RTC North has appointed Steve Gregory as Strategic Supply Chain Development Manager to help build greater links between Small and Medium Enterprises and Large Organisations.

A highly experienced Business Support, Manufacturing Operations and Continuous Improvement Manager which previous experience as Head of Regional Engagement for the University of Huddersfield and Director of the LCR LEP Supply Chain and Manufacturing High Growth Programmes.

Steve led the LCR LEP Manufacturing High Growth and Supply Chain Programmes for the last five years. Steve led the Manufacturing Advisory Service ( MAS) in the Yorkshire & Humber Region for six years. Also worked as a Manufacturing Factory Manager and as an Operations Manager in the support of disabled people in employment.

RTC employs business advisors across the North of England and Wales and works with thousands of small companies each year on business improvement, innovation and growth projects. Recently, the company has been working with some of the UK's major infrastructure structure and supply chain procurement teams to help identify networks of good local suppliers

Alan Whittaker, Supply Chain programme Manager at RTC North, commented:

“Delighted to welcome Steve to RTC, his knowledge and expertise will be a huge benefit to companies who now more than ever must adapt their supply chains, diversify their offerings, and continue to innovate to build business resilience.

“Small to medium-sized companies are essential to UK supply chains and we must continue to support them in productivity and technology adoption, and I am certain with Steve’s experience he will be a great asset, welcome Steve.”

Steve Gregory added:

“It’s great to be joining RTC and to be working on such an exciting project. Having worked closely with the team at RTC over the last three years on how we join up regional activity, I really see the power in developing a pan-Northern Supply Chain development programme, one that connects small companies to new sector opportunities and helps builds resilience across the SME base.”

RTC is a mission led company specialising in helping organisations to innovate, compete and grow. Founded in 1989 advisors have worked directly with over 20,000 SMEs across the North of England helping them to access new markets and commercialise new ideas from design to manufacture. For more information visit

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