The Team

We are a precision manufacturing group with a record of growth but what truly sets us apart are the skills and attitudes of our people; they are at the heart of our story and our business.

Brent Collins

Managing Director

Brent Collins has been with BCW since 2015.

He has global experience following a First-Class honours degree in Business, and a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management.

His career started at Rolls-Royce looking after the combustion module supply chain.

Brent took an opportunity of a group role managing a global supply base in the aviation sector, leading 5 companies’ aftermarket strategy in Germany, America, China and Australia, which saw him re locating to Australia.

Brent Collins has been with BCW since 2015.

He has global experience following a First-Class honours degree in Business, and a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management.

His career started at Rolls-Royce looking after the combustion module supply chain.

Brent took an opportunity of a group role managing a global supply base in the aviation sector, leading 5 companies’ aftermarket strategy in Germany, America, China and Australia, which saw him re locating to Australia.

Ian Bryson

Operations Director

Ian graduated with an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering, joining BAE Systems as a graduate engineer on their structured management programme.  Ian is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has been trained in Lean at Kawasaki in Japan. 

Ian has spent over 25 years in both the automotive and aerospace industries driving Business Transformation and Operational Excellence, with roles from Production Engineer to Operations Director and Managing Director.

Ian graduated with an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering, joining BAE Systems as a graduate engineer on their structured management programme.  Ian is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has been trained in Lean at Kawasaki in Japan. 

Ian has spent over 25 years in both the automotive and aerospace industries driving Business Transformation and Operational Excellence, with roles from Production Engineer to Operations Director and Managing Director.

Dr Andy Wilson

Managing Director BCW Treatments

Andy Wilson, or should we say Dr Andy Wilson joined BCW to set up the Treatments Facility in 2014.

Previous to this Andy manged the Treatments facility at Lotus Cars in Wellingborough.

Andy gained his Doctorate at Hull University with a 2:1 in Engineering, Design and Manufacture with a PhD in Surface Engineering.

With Andy at the helm BCW have gained process validation for Anodising & Conversion coating from major automotive OEM’s and is widely known as ‘the go to person’ for technical support in surface treatments. 

Andy Wilson, or should we say Dr Andy Wilson joined BCW to set up the Treatments Facility in 2014.

Previous to this Andy manged the Treatments facility at Lotus Cars in Wellingborough.

Andy gained his Doctorate at Hull University with a 2:1 in Engineering, Design and Manufacture with a PhD in Surface Engineering.

With Andy at the helm BCW have gained process validation for Anodising & Conversion coating from major automotive OEM’s and is widely known as ‘the go to person’ for technical support in surface treatments. 

Andy Leavers

Commercial Director

Andy joined BCW in 2019, and latterly became part of the ANSUKA Group in the roles of Commercial Director.

Previous to BCW Andy was Purchasing Manager BIW at Jaguar Land Rover responsible for a supply chain of 29 suppliers.

Before JLR Andy was Purchasing Manager at Aston Martin for BIW & Body Structures.

Andy is currently seconded back to BCW post COVID-19 to head up key purchasing & commercial activities.

Andy holds an MSC in Business Engineering Management distinction

Andy joined BCW in 2019, and latterly became part of the ANSUKA Group in the roles of Commercial Director.

Previous to BCW Andy was Purchasing Manager BIW at Jaguar Land Rover responsible for a supply chain of 29 suppliers.

Before JLR Andy was Purchasing Manager at Aston Martin for BIW & Body Structures.

Andy is currently seconded back to BCW post COVID-19 to head up key purchasing & commercial activities.

Andy holds an MSC in Business Engineering Management distinction

Gareth Williams

Quality Manager

Gareth Williams has been with BCW since 2010.

Starting as a machinist within a manufacturing facility, where he progressed through the Quality route, taking on a number of positions such as Quality Inspector, Quality Engineer, Senior Quality Engineer, then becoming the Quality Manager where he held this position for over 5 years.  

From this he became New Product Introduction Manager, responsible for implementing all new products within the Automotive sector of the business, using the APQP & PPAP methodologies, whilst working directly with key customers, Gareth is now certified as a Prince 2 Practitioner and Prince 2 Agile Project Manager, and obtained a distinction in his HNC for Engineering Project and Quality Management. 

Recently he has become the Head of Quality for the BCW Automotive division, ensuring we maintain our accreditation to IATF 16949 & ISO9001 standards, whilst driving continuous improvement throughout the business.

Gareth Williams has been with BCW since 2010.

Starting as a machinist within a manufacturing facility, where he progressed through the Quality route, taking on a number of positions such as Quality Inspector, Quality Engineer, Senior Quality Engineer, then becoming the Quality Manager where he held this position for over 5 years.  

From this he became New Product Introduction Manager, responsible for implementing all new products within the Automotive sector of the business, using the APQP & PPAP methodologies, whilst working directly with key customers, Gareth is now certified as a Prince 2 Practitioner and Prince 2 Agile Project Manager, and obtained a distinction in his HNC for Engineering Project and Quality Management. 

Recently he has become the Head of Quality for the BCW Automotive division, ensuring we maintain our accreditation to IATF 16949 & ISO9001 standards, whilst driving continuous improvement throughout the business.

Jonny O’Reilly

Head of Sales

Jonathan has been with BCW since 2004.

Following a successful apprenticeship in tool making, he has gained international operations and sales experience through various roles he has undertaken within the company.

Jonathan has since progressed into Head of Sales which he has been in position for the past 6 years.

Jonathan has been with BCW since 2004.

Following a successful apprenticeship in tool making, he has gained international operations and sales experience through various roles he has undertaken within the company.

Jonathan has since progressed into Head of Sales which he has been in position for the past 6 years.

BCW Re-Certified IATF16949

BCW Manufacturing Group have again successfully achieved the IATF re-certification following a successful audit at its Burnley facility. 

Latest update 10.7.20

All of us at BCW Manufacturing Group recognise the impact COVID19 has had on the health and well-being of our employees, their families, our colleagues and friends and we wish anyone affected all the best in their recovery.

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