Meet the Team

David Ledbury

Programme Manager

Manufacturing Growth Programme

David is the Regional Manager for the Manufacturing Growth Programme. David has a track record of developing, delivering, and leading successful high-performance teams for high profile, high impact programmes. David has over 30 years’ experience and has built up expertise in managing operational teams, change management, performance improvement, sales and marketing, and customer service with a laudable capability for relationship building in both the private and public sector. David has ran his own business, experienced working within various sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Defence and Marine sectors, and he has held Senior management positions in UK Companies; which included managing and growing a £10m blue chip operation for over 10 years. David has a wealth of manufacturing support experience which makes him well-placed within the business to provide a top-quality service to SME manufacturers. In his spare time, David enjoys skiing, eating, and drinking, golf, and travelling, and spending time with his wife Caroline and their son.

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Oxford Innovation Advice offers Insights into SME needs and policy effectiveness for policy makers, funders and business support commissioners. It draws on our 30 years’ experience of delivering positive economic growth by enabling scale-ups to achieve their full potential. Each edition concludes with an ‘Implications for funders and Policy makers’ section.

Covid-19 Statement

Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.