Once again, this annual event brings together key speakers from the heart of local business, putting emphasis on the future of manufacturing and business within our region.
Following the Brexit decision, we expect the focus of this year's manufacturing and business seminar to concentrate on the possible impact on the Sheffield city region. The seminar forms the latest in a program of annual events jointly hosted by the Manufacturing and Trade Group, sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors, NatWest and Shorts. Held alongside Destination Chesterfield’s ‘Made in Chesterfield’ program, this event is open to all businesses owners within the local and Sheffield city region.
With initial speakers confirmed, more names are expected to be announced closer to the event. Places are offered free of charge and early booking is always recommended.
Date: Thursday 17 November 2016
Time: Refreshments from 8:00am for 8:30am start
Start: Presentations and Q&A to close 10:00am
Location: Proact Stadium | 1866 Sheffield Road | Chesterfield | S41 8NZ
Dr Graham Honeyman CBE, Chief Executive of Sheffield Forgemasters International - The Sheffield Forgemasters website describes Dr Honeyman as;
“Dr Honeyman returned Sheffield Forgemasters to profit in just six months when he took over the troubled company in 2002. Within less than three years’ turnover increased from £35m to £100m, rising from £83,000 to £150,000 per employee. The subject of a successful but complex management buy-out led by Dr Honeyman, today the company is an internationally competitive business with investment in people at its core. Graham gained a BSc and MSc in materials technology from the University of Aston in Birmingham and completed a PhD at Teesside Polytechnic. He then spent ten years working for NEI Parsons in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, rising to principal engineer. After nine months spent studying super-critical steam turbines in the US, Europe and Japan, in 1987 he was awarded a Winston Churchill medal. A Royal Academy of Engineering silver medal for outstanding contributions to British engineering followed in 1998. His career at Sheffield Forgemasters began as technical director in 1988, rising to managing director for the whole group. After a three-year gap, he returned in 2002 to drive forward his own technical and people strategies which set the company on the road to success. It has operated as a management buy-out (MBO) team since September 2005, with Graham as chief executive of the world’s largest independently owned forgemaster. The MBO deal and won full backing from central government, workforce and trade unions. The company, 600 jobs and links with 1,200 suppliers were maintained thanks to Graham’s personal intervention and determination.”
Stephen Boyle, Head of RBS Economics - RBS Economics provides economic advice to business, credit and strategy functions across RBS. The team is focussed on understanding the trends in the economy and what they mean for the bank and its customers in the different markets and geographies they operate in. Educated at Glasgow and McGill Universities, Stephen first worked at RBS from 1996-2001 as Head of Business Economics. He returned to RBS in 2006, having established Futureskills Scotland - the Scottish government's labour market analysis unit - and led the economics and evaluation function of Scottish Enterprise. He has also worked in universities and was director of an economic consulting business.
Representatives from the following organisations will be exhibiting and will be available to speak to before and after the event:
- UK Steel Enterprises
- Derby University/Institute for Innovation and Sustainable engineering
- Sheffield University/Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
- Chesterfield College/Learning Unlimited
- East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
- Sheffield City Region Growth Hub
- Destination Chesterfield
- Chesterfield Borough Council Economic Dept
- Ashgate Hospice
- NatWest/Lombard Asset Finance
- Banner Jones Solicitors
- Shorts Chartered Accountants
Feedback from previous events:
- "Great blend of speakers. Economic view very useful"
- "Top quality, informative speakers"
- "A good event with expertise that was delivered in a understandable way"
- “Great event”
- “Interesting and worthwhile”
- “Extremely interesting presentation – very relevant”
As spaces are limited and these events are always well attended we would respectfully request that bank representatives and professionals in practice do not book places at this event.