East Midlands Manufacturing Network (EMMN) Supporting Growth

Derbyshire Manufacturing Network Meeting

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: The Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD, Derby City

Date: Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Time: 8:00am - 9:45am

Available To: Anybody

Speaker: Mark Goldby

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Why not join us at the Derbyshire 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 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

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 Horsman

Martin’s first role post-graduation was in a small textiles manufacturing business, first in sales, then as factory manager. This experience took him into the rail industry as the planner & deputy production manager with a leading role in a pioneering approach to rolling stock design & build. This paved the way for a global role as Manufacturing Systems Director to roll out this model across Bombardier’s sites worldwide.

After successfully switching to a P&l role running Bombardier’s national spares business, Martin then joined a small consultancy before becoming Managing Director of 2 UK subsidiaries of Deutsche Bahn. 

Martin started consulting in 2016 & has diversified outside rail to help a range of business owners & executive teams address their businesses challenges. Martin works at the heart of organisations & builds teams to achieve their key objectives.    



This network is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund