Andrew Churchill is the Executive Chairman of JJ Churchill Ltd., a family-owned aerospace precision-engineering business based in the Midlands. He is currently an advisory panel member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade and Investment, is a Fellow of the IET and a member of their Manufacturing Policy Panel. He is also a Steering Board member of the 5% Club, focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce.
For ten years he was on the boards of Make UK (The Manufacturers’ Organisation) and Midlands Group Training Services (a centre of excellence for education, training and development of engineering apprentices), as well as six years as a director with the Design & Technology Association (championing D&T education in schools). Previously, Andrew sat on the Ministerial Advisory Group on Manufacturing and was part of the All-Party Manufacturing Group.
He has recently joined the board of the ERA Foundation, whose mission is to ensure the important role manufacturing and productive industries play in the UK economy is recognised by supporting the next generation of UK engineers, and to encourage organisations’ and individuals’ entrepreneurship and technical excellence.
Away from work, he is a governor at two schools, an enterprise adviser at a third and a district councillor for South Derbyshire.