Host: Community Renewal Fund
Location: Devonshire Dome, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY, Buxton
|Friday, 16th September 2022 at 8:00am - 9:45am|
Why not join us at the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak Manufacturing Network?
We have laid strong foundations to make this and our other local networks across the East Midlands a success. How? By securing impressive host locations and by putting in place experienced facilitating leadership with a Chair & Vice Chair. We now need you to come along and tell us what is most important to you and your business. We want to develop a trust peer to peer environment between all the members, and shape the network to your needs – great or small!
The Derbyshire Dales and High Peak Network forms part of the umbrella East Midlands Manufacturing Network which is led by East Midlands Chamber. The East Midlands Manufacturing Network unites local manufacturing companies, to enable members to harness the cross-industry, business, engineering and manufacturing knowledge necessary to evolve and expand. We provide members with opportunities to share their experiences with other industry professionals and obtain unique insights into new technologies, resources and information
This network is open to businesses in the following CRF areas:
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 the 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.
Mark has over 30 years of manufacturing & leadership experience in the High-Tech Electronics industry, initially with corporate giants GEC Plessey & Siemens & until March 2019 as co-founder/owner of SMS Electronics – a successful, Hi-Tech manufacturing company & prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise winner in 2012, the highest accolade that can be awarded to a UK business.
Mark sold his interest in SMS Electronics in 2019 enabling him to continue his work in giving back to the manufacturing sector & focus on his passion for UK PLC, Innovation & Exporting while taking time to talk to business leaders to increase the awareness & adoption of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing. Mark also provides specialist consultancy drawing upon his sectorial & international trade expertise.
Ian is Managing Director of MTM Products (I.S.P.P.) Limited , a Chesterfield company manufacturing self-adhesive labels, metal nameplates, vinyl cut decals and graphics products for the emergency lighting industry and employing 45 people. He is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and has worked in manufacturing industry since graduating from Nottingham University in 1970. Ian is a past President of East Midlands Chamber.
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