Will Stirling

Will Stirling is a journalist and conference producer specialising in manufacturing. He was the editor and managing editor of The Manufacturer for five years and has written for manufacturing reports in The Times and The Daily Telegraph.

He is a copywriter for the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency. He sits on the steering group for the Global Manufacturing Festival in Sheffield, now in its sixth year.

Will has produced two conferences about Germany and Britain’s ‘Mittelstand’, hosted at JCB in January 2014 and Manchester United FC in January 2015, with support from GE Capital, Grant Thornton, Nabarro and UK Trade & Investment. He has led two tours by British businesses to visit four German manufacturing companies near Stuttgart, the most recent in February 2015.

Will is working on more projects that reveal the importance of mid-sized companies and manufacturing to the UK economy.

Stirling Media

Stirling Media is a new events and publishing company specialising in manufacturing, innovation and the real economy. It aspires to connect Britain’s engineers, innovators and manufacturing professionals with new ideas and practices from around the world.