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    In the Driving Seat: Craig Allen, Group Manufacturing and IT Director, Ener-G Plc

    Craig appears to have a liking for running around in mud, and his two young sons already seem to be following in their father’s footsteps

    Craig Allen

    Ener-G Plc

    Group Manufacturing and IT Director

    Apart from that
    Judging panel member for recent EEF Manufacturing Awards (Sept 2013)

    Association with NAA
    2-3 years association – full NAA member and also member of the Business Excellence Programme. Attended numerous networking events and ran two BEP projects: “Capacity increase through further lean implementation” and “Assembly process design development”.

    Craig has two football crazy young boys aged 7 and 8 – Sam and Leo, who both play for their local teams and Craig is Manager of the Under 8’s team and a Committee Member for the club – this has developed from the occasional Saturday morning outing to a fully involved role/commitment.

    Craig likes to keep himself fit by regularly attending the local gym, running and playing football. Craig has also taken part in extreme events throughout the UK such as Tough Mudder which he has completed 3 times.

    Favourite football team
    Liverpool FC (favourite player Steven Gerrard).

    Musical performer
    Craig loves a wide variety of music including Kings of Leon and Calvin Harris.

    Shawshank Redemption with Tim Robbins.

    “Birdsong” by Sebastian Faulks and autobiographies.

    Best motoring moment
    Either – Driving along the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy or Enduro riding in Spain.

    Best business advice you’ve ever received?
    To constantly challenge the status quo.

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