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    In the Driving Seat: John Ellis, Managing Director, MWS Group

    John Ellis, Managing Director, MWS Group, and member of the NAA board, may be successfully developing a growing European commercial vehicle wheels business, but it sounds like it’s keeping him away from his canal boat.

    John Ellis

    Motor Wheel Service (MWS) Group of Companies


    Managing Director

    Association with NAA
    Member of the NAA Advisory Board

    Live in south Manchester area, married for over 34 years with one son (33 years old) and daughter (23 years old); one grandchild, and one due.

    Had 60 foot narrowboat built, moored on Macclesfield canal for R&R; hardly used. Boat name is Independence; son wants to name her Inheritance.

    Eclectic music taste, cooking, dog training, lacrosse.

    Favourite football team
    Manchester United

    Musical performer
    Paul McCartney

    A Wonderful Life

    Dick & Dora: Book 1, 2, 3 (Instrumental in teaching me to read)

    Best motoring moment
    Taking ownership of my first car, a Morris Minor, which had to be started with the starting handle

    Best business advice you’ve ever received?
    “Keep your eye on the squirrel”.

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham