East Midlands Manufacturing Network

Derbyshire Manufacturing Network

Manufacturing, Networking & Social

12/07/2024 7:30 am

12/07/2024 10:00 am

Specialised Canvas, Chesterfield, S43 3LS


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For further information on this event, please contact: The East Midlands Manufacturing Team on 0333 320 0333 or email EMMN@emc-dnl.co.uk


Before you book: 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.

The Derbyshire Manufacturing Network forms part of the umbrella East Midlands Manufacturing Network which is 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 the next meeting can be found below.

• Opening address from the Vice Chair – Mark Goldby
• 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!

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

Mark Goldby (Chair) and Ian Greenaway (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.

Our Vice Chair Ian is Managing Director of MTM Products (I.S.P.P.), a Chesterfield company manufacturing self-adhesive labels, metal nameplates, vinyl cut decals and graphics products for the emergency lighting industry, 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 1970.

Additional Information

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 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.

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