North Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network

Host: Community Renewal Fund

Location: NTU University Centre, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Derby Road Campus, Derby Rd, Mansfield, NG18 5BH, North Nottinghamshire

Cost: FREE


Tuesday, 20th September 2022 at 8:00am - 9:45am

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Why not join us at the North Nottinghamshire 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 North Nottinghamshire Manufacturing 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

Who should attend?

This network is open to businesses in the following CRF areas:

  • Bassetlaw
  • Derbyshire Dales
  • High Peak
  • Leicester City
  • Mansfield
  • Newark and Sherwood
  • Nottingham City

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 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
  • What outcomes can you expect from joining a network?
  • 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 North Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands

About the Chair: Mark Goldby

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.  

About the Vice Chair: Martin J Rigley

Martin started his career as an electrical engineering apprentice with British Coal in 1981. Over 13 years Martin progressed from electrician, to supervisor & to engineer. In 1994 Martin joined the family business, Lindhurst Engineering, initially as Technical Director & then Managing Director from 1996. 

Martin joined Qinesis in 2015 as Coaching & Mentoring Director with a vision to support businesses on their journey with the many paths that this may evolve for companies, business owners, leaders & entrepreneurs. Martin is passionate about STEM & family businesses & his expertise evolves around Executive Coaching, Innovation, Diversification, Entrepreneurship, Board Development, Operations, Capacity, Company Culture, Engagement, Intrapreneurship, Circular Economy Business & Low Carbon.


The project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF). UKCRF funding is being delivered in areas considered by Government to be most in need. In the East Midlands, these are Bassetlaw, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Leicester City, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Nottingham City.
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