Podcast #8 – In Conversation with Jim Liptrot

January 14, 2021

Jim Liptrot on doing things ‘The Howorth Way’.


In this interview, K-Club Associate Charlie McIntyre chats with K-Club Member Jim Liptrot; Managing Director of Howorth Air Technology, about his career in engineering and the evolution of a pioneering family business with its roots firmly placed in the NorthWest.

Learn how the purpose, people and behaviours of this 130-strong team impact on business done ‘the Howorth way’ to save lives.

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“Everything that Howorth does has an impact on lives.”

No-one in Howorth has a job – they have a responsibility. Jim feels that he has the best people on his team, and with the right attitude, they can achieve whatever they want.  He operates with a ‘hands-on’ approach, having a clear interest his team, often referring to them as ‘family’.

Attitude is all about learning.

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Jim Liptrot is a degree qualified Chartered Engineer with extensive Operations Management experience gained in a variety of engineering and production environments. He was appointed Managing Director of Howorth Air Technology Ltd in 2018, having been Group Operations Director for 10 years prior.  He’s considered an inspirational “Change Agent”, ensuring that every person within the organisation has opportunity.

Charlie McIntyre is a K-Club Associate and founder of CM Services UK a Sales and Training Consultancy.


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