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Leicestershire Manufacturing Network Meeting

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When and Where

  • Date: 18 April 2023
  • Start & End Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 am
  • Location: Leicester City

Address: De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH

Event Details

At this meeting, we will be discussing two important topics: International Trade and Cyber Security.

Who should attend?
Business owners, directors and Senior Leaders who take a strategic overall responsibility to grow their business. Often the agenda is set by business external factors that all businesses face. The East Midlands Manufacturing Network supports manufacturers to help them to overcome business challenges in a trusted environment. This is a long term supportive network for manufacturing businesses of all sizes.

What do we offer?

  • Fully funded membership to connect local manufacturing companies
  • Guidance and support to our members to enable them to make the best decisions for their businesses
  • Generate long-term, sustainable, mutually beneficial business opportunities
  • International Trade
  • International Trade Support, strategies and resources for exporters and importers is the topic being presented by David Pearson, East Midlands Chamber

David is our international development specialist, and he’s responsible for the Chamber’s membership and international services team. David’s expertise draws from a background in commercial banking and helping SMEs to improve their performance.

Cyber Security
Our guest speaker is Ethan Lang, Cyber Protect Officer for Leicestershire Police.

Ethan will provide an overview of the current, and growing, threat of cyber crime to the manufacturing sector, as well as practical steps that can be taken by business leaders and their IT providers to mitigate this risk. Information will also be given on the wide range of services and support that the police can offer before, during, and after a cyber attack.

Meeting agenda:

  • Opening address from the Leicestershire Vice Chair
  • Welcome to De Montfort University
  • Update from Make UK – Chris Corkan, Regional Manager, Midlands & East – Make UK
  • International Trade Support, strategies and resources for exporters and importers – David Pearson, East Midlands Chamber
  • Cyber Security awareness session– Ethan Lang, Cyber Crime Unit, Leicestershire Police
  • Open debate – members’ challenges & concerns, and peer support on offer
  • Optional Networking and tour of DMU Facilities

The Leicestershire Manufacturing Network forms part of the umbrella East Midlands Manufacturing Network which is led by East Midlands Chamber. It unites local manufacturers, enabling members to harness the cross-industry, business, engineering and manufacturing knowledge necessary to evolve and expand.

What outcomes can you expect:

  • Identify common issues and problem solve in a trusted, collaborative environment
  • Encourage best practice and the sharing of skills across member companies
  • Host specialists from a diverse range of fields to share their expertise in the form of presentations, workshops and other networking events
  • Create a positive perception of UK manufacturing
  • Promote growth in our sector
  • Attract manufacturing businesses to Leicestershire and the East Midlands

Hosted by Mark Goldby (Chair) and Sandra Wiggins (Vice Chair)

Mark has over 30 years of manufacturing and leadership experience, initially with corporate giants GEC Plessey & Siemens and as co-founder/owner of SMS Electronics – a Hi-Tech manufacturing company and prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise winner.
Mark sold his interest in SMS Electronics in 2019 enabling him to continue his work in giving back to the manufacturing sector and focus on his passion for UK PLC, innovation and exporting.

Sandra is co-founder and Managing Director of DPI UK. An East Midlands SME Manufacturer of interior soft signage display frames and lightboxes, helping Advertising, Retail, and Design agencies create impactful immersive displays and environments.

In 2019 Sandra offered her insight and knowledge to an article published in the parliamentary review on Good Business Practice.

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