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Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference 2019 - Manufacturing in Action

This invaluable event will bring together engaging expert speakers from the sector who will share their thoughts on the future of the rapidly changing world of manufacturing.

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Sleaford Quality Foods is a leading supplier to the food manufacturing and catering industries, and we are proud to announce them as host for this year’s Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference run in conjunction with NatWest.


We are pleased to be taking the annual event to a manufacturer and would be delighted if you could join us.


The morning will be packed with knowledge enabling you to:


- Learn about the importance of implementing forward-thinking strategies to bridge the gap between the future realities of global manufacturing and companies’ plans to meet the demand;


- Hear how you can drive productivity through people by empowering and engaging front line staff;


- Explore the latest economic trends, challenges and the prospects for industry;


- Understand the impact on your business when trading with Europe post-Brexit;


- Gain an insight into the ever-evolving area of robotics and automation from Lincolnshire based businesses who have successfully implemented these emerging techniques.


To conclude the event, there will be the opportunity to join a site tour of Sleaford Quality Foods. Discover their journey from starting out as a small local family-run business to becoming a UK leading supplier, distributing goods both nationally and internationally.


Book your place today to find out how your business can shape-up to the opportunities and challenges ahead!




08:00     Registration, Networking, Exhibition and Refreshments

08:45     Welcome & Update on Support for the Manufacturing Sector

               Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economy and Place,

               Lincolnshire County Council

08:55     Welcome to Sleaford Quality Foods

               James Arnold, Managing Director, Sleaford Quality Foods Ltd

09:05     Future Fit: Prioritising Implementation of Forward-Thinking Strategies and                        Collaboration           

               Richard Hill, Head of Manufacturing & Automotive, NatWest

09:25     Productivity through People

               Jenny Cridland, Leadership Development Consultant, Be the Business

10:00     Refreshment Break, Networking and Exhibition

10:30     Robotics and Automation: Changing the Way We Work

               Insights from AMP Automation, Orderwise, Siemens and University of Lincoln,                       including Q&A session

11:10      Economic Outlook: Exploring the Latest Trends, Challenges and Prospects                        Ahead

               Charlotte Horobin, Region Director Midlands and East, Make UK

11:35     The Leadership Mindset

               Ruchi Aggarwal, Director of Business Development, Lincoln International                             Business School, University of Lincoln

11:55     Conference Round-Up                                                                  

12:00     Lunch, Networking and Exhibition

               Sleaford Quality Food Site Tours Commence


13:30      Close 


Secure your place

Attendance is free of charge and places are limited so be sure to book yours today.


Please note we are only able to offer up to 2 places per company. To qualify for this funded support, your business must be a small to medium enterprise (SME) based in Greater Lincolnshire. Apologies, no support intermediaries or public bodies.


Am I eligible?

These events are available for businesses, partnerships, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire).


This conference is being organised in partnership with NatWest. By registering to attend you give your consent for the booking data to be shared with them.


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Event information:

Sleaford Quality Foods, Woodbridge Road, Sleaford
NG34 7JX

22/03/2019 08:00 - 13:30

Category: Manufacturing

Organised by:
Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub and NatWest

07776 194024