What is the future of manufacturing? What is your business doing to recover? How are you improving productivity? What are East Midlands Manufacturers growth plans? These are just some of the questions that we will be exploring at the Make UK hosted virtual East Midlands Regional Advisory Board Leicestershire Special. We will be joined by over 30 Make UK members and senior manufacturing leaders, which will be chaired by the Chief Operating Officer of Nasmyth Group, Simon Beech. We will also be specially joined by industry leading speakers from Make UK, The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Warwick Manufacturing Group and the Midlands Engine.
This event is exclusively aimed at Director and Board level manufacturing leaders of all sized businesses of Make UK members and other Leicestershire Manufacturers. Attendants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leading experts and manufacturing business leaders on the future of manufacturing, overcoming contemporary challenges and their longer term growth plans. Make UK reserves the right approve your attendance, in order to ensure a manufacturing and business leader cohort is present.
In hearing from Make UK, industry experts and manufacturing business leaders you will learn:
- An insight into Make UK's work with Government and Regional governing bodies
- Hear Industry wide insight into contemporary challenges and future growth strategies
- Learn manufacturing business best practice
- Create Manufacturing leaders peer-to-peer connections
- East Midlands Manufacturing plans and capabilities
- Welcome from Make UK's Midlands & East Regional Director, Charlotte Horobin and East Midlands member Chair Simon Beech, Chief Operating Officer of Nasmyth Group.
- Hear from a panel of Industry experts from Make UK, The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Warwick Manufacturing Group and the Midlands Engine.
- Roundtable discussion with senior manufacturing leaders in the East Midlands and Leicestershire.
- Charlotte Horobin, Region Director, Midlands and East of England at Make UK
- Chris Corkan, Regional Membership Manager, Midlands and East of England at Make UK
- Simon Beech, Chief Operating Officer of Nasmyth Group and Chair of the Make UK East Midlands Regional Advisory Board
- Mike Hague-Morgan, Co-Owner of Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions and Co-Vice Chair of the Make UK East Midlands Regional Advisory Board
- Austen Adams, Managing Director at Avingtrans Group and Co-Vice Chair of the Make UK East Midlands Regional Advisory Board
Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive, Make UK speaking about his work with the highest levels of Government.
Stephen Phipson is the Chief Executive of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation. Stephen became Chief Executive of Make UK in 2017 having previously held the position of Head of the Defence and Security Organisation within the Department for International Trade delivering support to UK defence and security businesses. Prior to this Stephen held the position of Director for Security Industry Engagement within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism at the Home Office where he was the Senior Responsible Owner within Government for the UK security industry.
Professor Chris White, Director of Industrial Policy and Insight Executive, The Manufacturing Technology Centre, speaking about his work with the Midlands Manufacturing Resilience Commission.
Professor Chris is the Director of the Industrial Policy Research Centre at Loughborough University, formed in collaboration with the MTC, and was the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington, 2010-2017. As an MP, he was a member of both the International Development and Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Select Committees and chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on manufacturing. Prior to joining the MTC, Chris was the Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College, London. Amongst other roles, Chris is now the President of the Warwickshire College Group, Vice Chair of Social Enterprise UK, Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Engineering, City, University of London, member of the Policy Panel, the IET, and member of the Manufacturing Council at Cranfield University. He is proud to be the author of the Private Member’s Bill, now known as the Social Value Act. This legislation now influences around£26bn (10%) of Government spending.
Professor David Bailey, Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe Programme, Birmingham Business School, speaking about the current state of the Automotive industry and its future.