Forum to showcase manufacturing excellence

News / Wed 16th Oct 2013 am31 10:10am

raytheonA FORUM to showcase manufacturing and engineering excellence and help Harlow businesses grow is being held next week.

The Manufacturing and Engineering Forum will take place on Thursday 24 October 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at ScienceAlive which is within Harlow Leisurezone.

The forum will include tips and advice from local businesses and experts to help companies get the their workforce to deliver success. Speakers include:

John Tennison, Managing Director – Smiths (Harlow) Ltd:

Hear from a successful Harlow business about the real value of workforce development and how an apprentice could be your future Managing Director.

John Bradley – SEMTA Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing:

SEMTA develops innovative solutions and programmes to equip employers of all sizes with the skills their business needs for future growth and competitiveness.

Aled Williams – Manufacturing Advisory Service, Manufacturing business support service:

Designed to help manufacturers improve and grow. Support includes helping to streamline processes, improve marketing and strategy and new product development, as well as training and specialist technical skills grants.

Chris Jones, Head of Engineering (Defence) – Raytheon UK “Skills and innovation underpins Raytheon’s world beating engineering capability”:

Raytheon has an international reputation in a number of high technology areas, undertaking research and development and design as well as manufacturing, Raytheon exports to 40 countries around the world.

Councillor Tony Durcan, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Resources & Enterprise, said: “We want to do everything we can to help local manufacturing and engineering companies become more successful. What better way than to bring businesses together to hear about the experiences of industry experts and other local companies.

“Harlow is a great location for manufacturing with its proximity to London and Cambridge and a skilled labour market. We hope the forum will become a quarterly event, developing a network of support for local manufacturers and engineers.”

Following the presentations there will be a question and answer session, discussions and networking opportunities. Free parking and refreshments will be available.

To book a place please contact Amy Pretty at amy.pret[email protected] or call 01279 446489.

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