date Wednesday 17th January 2018

National Manufacturing Conference – Learn from the best in the business, fill your skills gap.

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 09:30 – 16:00

Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology, 19 Estate Rd, Bridgnorth, WV15 5HR

Barclays are delighted to invite you to the National Manufacturing Conference on Thursday, 17 January at the Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Hosted by Industry Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Helena Sans, in addition to the Barclays Corporate Industry and Marches Centre teams, they will be joined by a range of speakers to cover different aspects of the skills gap from best practices, and ideas and insights into solutions.

RSVP now to reserve your space.


David Bell, Chair of Governors, JCB, and Governor of the JCB Academy

Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive Officer, EEF – Sector organisation

Matt Snelson, MD, Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology – Centre of excellence and apprenticeships

Paul Jackson, Non Executive Director and Writer, Jasia Education Ltd – Talent 2050 Sector research

Lorraine Marks, Acting Head of KTP, Queen’s University Belfast – UK-leading creator of sector specialists

Nick Garthwaite MD, Christeyns – SME champion of building a skilled workforce

Panel discussion:

Moderator: Ray O’Donoghue, Head of Midlands Corporate Banking, Barclays – Banking and Finance


Anthea McIntyre, MEP – Government

Alan Lust, Systems adi Group – Large Corporate champion of building a skilled workforce

More speakers to be confirmed.


09:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments

10:00 Conference sessions commence

12:00 Lunch and factory floor tour

14:00 Conference sessions re-commence

16:00 Close

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