East Midlands Manufacturing Networks

Host: East Midlands Manufacturing Network

Cost: Free


Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network

Tuesday, 30th July 2024 at 7:30am - 10:00am
Location: NTU University Centre, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, NG18 5BH
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East Midlands Manufacturing Network - Regional Meeting

Wednesday, 2nd October 2024 at 8:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Delta Hotels, Marriott, Nottingham Belfry, Mellors Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY
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East Midlands Manufacturing Networks



The East Midlands Manufacturing Networks are 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.

The agenda for our meetings can be found below:

  • Opening address from the Vice Chair – Martin Horsman
  • Update from Make UK – Chris Corkan, Regional Manager, Midlands & East – Make UK
  • Open debate – members’ challenges & concerns, and peer support on offer


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!

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 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.

What will we cover?

  • 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.

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

  • 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 Derbyshire and the East Midlands

Who’ll be presenting this session?

Mark GoldbyMark Goldby (Chair) and Martin Horsman (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.

Martin’s first role was in a textiles manufacturing business. Then joining the rail industry taking a lead role in a pioneering approach to rolling stock design and build. Followed by a global role as Manufacturing Systems Director to roll the model out across Bombardier’s sites worldwide.

After switching to a P&l role, Martin then joined a small consultancy before becoming Managing Director of two UK subsidiaries of Deutsche Bahn.


Please note: these networks are only open to Manufacturers (those businesses who make something).

For all other enquiries please contact EMMN@emc-dnl.co.uk

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