East Midlands Manufacturing Network (EMMN) Supporting Growth

Derbyshire Dales & High Peak Manufacturing Network Meeting

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: Devonshire Dome, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY, High Peak

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022

Time: 7:30am - 9:45am

Available To: Anybody

Speaker: Mark Goldby

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Why not join us at the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak 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 Derbyshire Dales and High Peak 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?

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 Derbyshire and the East Midlands


07.30-08.00 Arrival, Refreshments and Networking

08.00-08.15 Welcome and Introductions

08.15-08.30 Make UK Update leading to…

08.30-08.40 Presentation on recruitment & retention (TBC)

08.40-09.20 Open discussion on recruitment & retention

09.20-09.25 Funding Programmes Update

09.25-09.30 AOB & Close

09.30-10.00 Optional Networking time

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: Ian Greenaway

Ian is Managing Director of MTM Products (I.S.P.P.) Limited  , a Chesterfield company manufacturing self-adhesive labels, metal nameplates, vinyl cut decals and graphics products for the emergency lighting industry and 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 graduating from Nottingham University in 1970. Ian is a past President of East Midlands Chamber. 



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.