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Name: Somerset Manufacturing Forum
Date: February 6, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM GMT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The Somerset Manufacturing Forum will bring together manufacturers of all sizes and types to share ideas and network. 

Somerset boasts a massive variety of manufacturing firms from food and drink to specialist composite and engineering firms.

With a line-up of four informative speakers, hear about changes and trends affecting the sector, from addressing the educational and skills challenges, to working collaboratively to share knowledge and processes, as well as developing relationships with other manufacturers across the region.

Speakers include:
  • David Collings, Head of Aircraft Operations UK, Leonardo Helicopters – With over 7,000 people employed across the UK, Leonardo is one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of the biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD. Hear how they are responding to factors affecting their business
  • Mark Bolton, CEO & Principal, Yeovil College – Mark will discuss the college’s collaborative approach to education and business, making students ready for the workplace and highlighting opportunities for businesses to engage earlier with learners to help them plan for the future
  • Neil Discombe, Managing Director, Garador on behalf of M-Hub – M-Hub is a newly-formed initiative run by Yeovil Chamber of Commerce exclusively for manufacturing and engineering businesses from across Yeovil and the surrounding areas. Neil will share his tips on developing strong regional groups where every business can benefit
  • Simon Howes, Managing Director, South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) - The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service designs and delivers programmes to support businesses looking to increase productivity, operational efficiency and develop capabilities to enter new markets. They will discuss some of the trends and challenges they come across in the industry   
There will be plenty of interaction and opportunity for questions as well as networking. Book your place now.
Leonardo Helicopters
Lysander Way
BA20 2YB
Date/Time Information:
08.30 – Delegate arrival for tea/coffee & networking
09:00 – Welcome from Stephen Henagulph, Somerset Chamber CEO
09:05 – 11.25 Speaker presentations from Leonardos, M-Hub, Yeovil College & SWMAS
11.30  - Post event networking 
12.00  - Event close
Contact Information:
01823 444924
£27.50 to include teas coffees and pastries

All non-members are entitled to attend a maximum of two chamber events a year.
*All prices exclude VAT

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