Event in conjuction with Institute of Directors
Tuesday 7 March
7.30am - 9am
CPD hours: 1.0
We welcome two speakers who have extensive experience and are national industry recognised in business growth and support to lead this event for manufacturers.
Rachel Eade MBE, a manufacturing supply chain specialist.
Rachel has been supporting the regions supply chain for over 20 years, acting as a shining light to business leaders who need guidance. During this period, Rachel has helped over 2000 suppliers and has safeguarded over 10,000 jobs.
Paul Cadman, an entrepreneurial manufacturing MD.
As managing director of the Futura Group, Paul was 2015 Black Country Chamber Manufacturer of the Year and one of The Manufacturer's Top 100 most influential people in manufacturing. He has also been a finalist for the EYentrepreneur of the year.
Topics to be covered
- The regional opportunities in automotive, aerospace and rail manufacturing and how to identify and access them, along with the critical factors to enhance entry to new markets and customers, with an understanding of the barriers.
- An update on the availability of regional grant funding for manufacturers, how to access this and increase your chances of success. April 2017 sees the introduction of the New Apprentice Levy. There will be an overview of this and advice on how to maximise the benefits available under this scheme in terms of recruitment planning and training.
- Paul will cover the critical elements of disaster planning and recovery along with essential preparation for Directors exit and succession planning.
Both speakers have extensive experience and are nationally industry-recognised in business growth and support.