ATG Training, an apprenticeship provider to the manufacturing and engineering sector, and Enterprise Marketing Solutions, a marketing agency serving the manufacturing sector, have partnered to create the Engineering Futures Group.
The aim of this group is to create a forum for businesses and their engineers in the Buckinghamshire area, to hear from speakers and discuss topics that affect their industry, and enable them to network. We intend to hold these events twice a year.
Next Event: Talent & Skills for the Industries of the Future
Brexit - How will it Impact on Engineering & Manufacturing Companies in Buckinghamshire?
An audio recording of each the presentations, plus the presentation slides is available to download below:
Rupert Waters, Head of Economic Research at Bucks Business First commented on what has happened in the engineering sector and the latest forecasts; which areas of the sector are under threat; which job roles are sought and how manufacturers are adjusting their business plans. He also requested feedback on the Government’s Industrial Strategy, which has just been released for public consultation.
Simon Needham, Sales Director for British Converting Solutions, a UK manufacturer of corrugated box making machinery, which exports 85% of production. Simon spoke about the actions BCS have taken since the Referendum, what the impact has been on their business to date, along with their plans for the future.
Angus Murray, International Trade Adviser and Manager for the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) presented on global opportunities and practical considerations post-Brexit.
Barry Luff, Managing Director of Beacon Sales, Sales Growth Specialist for the manufacturing sector, discussed considerations and strategies for approaching new sales opportunities to ensure success.