Membership offers first and foremost an informal network for like-minded business people at the most senior level. The group at this level meets six times per annum- to discuss topical issues and to listen to speakers present their thoughts and ideas on relevant topics. If someone has something to say to manufacturers in the City the chances are that they will want to say it first to the PMG.
Past speakers include: the SW Agent for the Bank of England, local MPs, representatives of local authorities and public sector agencies and private sector service providers.
The PMG also has a number of sub-groups that specialise in these subjects; health & safety; continuous improvement; skills & employment; finance; resource efficiency, marketing, purchasing and IT. These groups typically function by engaging senior staff who are responsible for these functional areas in a mix of networking by group emails and/or by regular meetings.