THE boss of one of the North East's biggest and most successful businesses will give some tips for success at a free lecture this week.
Trevor Mann, who started at Nissan’s Sunderland plant 26 years ago and is now its most senior executive will speak at Newcastle University Business School.
He will describe the rise of the UK’s biggest and most productive car plant through two recessions and how it has come to be a mainstay of the region’s economy.
Mann, who was given an CBE in the New Year’s Honours List, said: “I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the university’s public lecture programme and am looking forward to sharing Nissan’s North East story.
“There have certainly been a wide variety of changes at the plant, from a historic end to 18 years of Micra production, the birth of the Crossover segment with Qashqai’s arrival, and the forthcoming introduction of electric vehicle manufacturing.”
The talk by Nissan’s senior vice president of manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain management is part of Newcastle University’s Insights Public Lecture series.
NUBS’ director of engagement Dr Joanna Berry said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Trevor Mann and the story of car giant Nissan, to our brand new building.
“Nissan has, and always will be, a dynamo in the region, providing the wider North East supply chain with an economic lynchpin in the form of the Sunderland plant. The event will reveal the highs and lows of the automotive industry. From difficult trading times to its electric dreams, the Nissan story is one that is key to the prosperity of the region, and has had widespread impact on European Nissan trade.”
The lecture, Productivity and a Total Delivered Cost Approach to Growth takes place on Thursday, February 16 at NUBS, Barrack Road, 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org