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08:15 - 09:00 - The 4th Industrial Revolution - The Practicalities
09:30 - 10:00 - The Extraordinary Recovery of Hesco
10:30 - 11:15 - Solving The Customisation Conundrum
13:30 - 14:30 - The 3 Minute Showcase
11:30 - 12:15 - Sustainability in the Beverage Supply Chain
10:15 - 10:45 - Growth in the UK Through Targeted Acquisitions
13:15 - 13:45 - Optimising Profitability Through Tough Decisions
14:00 - 14:30 - Stay Ahead Through Innovation
11:00 - 11:30 - Legal Myths and Platitudes
11:45 - 12:15 - Embedding A Positive Culture
09:30 - 10:00 - Support for SME Innovation in Leeds City Region
08:00 - 08:30 - How to Avoid Being Sued
08:45 - 09:15 - Lighting the Way in Innovation

How to Avoid Being Sued

08:00 - 08:30, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

The Health & Safety Executive is pushing far harder for far higher penalties. £1m fines are becoming the norm and 95% of cases brought to court are resulting in convictions. This seminar shows recent examples of the sorts of fines that are being imposed and how businesses can mitigate these issues.

The 4th Industrial Revolution - The Practicalities

08:15 - 09:00, Room 1

Main Seminars

Terms such as "Industry 4.0" and "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" are used often and widely. What does it actually mean? How can this benefit you and your customers, reduce cost, drive up profitability and ultimately bring on new business? Where do you start? How much does it cost? 


So many questions! This panel answers all of these questions and more, delving into the practicalities. The Fourth Industrial Revolution needn't cost the earth and it has to make sense for your business.

Lighting the Way in Innovation

08:45 - 09:15, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

Phil is COO and Co-Founder of Blaze, an urban mobility brand providing technology for bike sharing schemes and consumer cyclists globally.  Their core product is the Laserlight, a front light that also tackles the blind-spot by projecting a green symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of the cyclist.


Join this session to hear Blaze’s story and how innovation is helping make urban cycling smarter, safer and more enjoyable for everyone with the belief that more people cycling improves the cities of the future and makes our world healthier.

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The Extraordinary Recovery of Hesco

09:30 - 10:00, Room 1

Main Seminars

Although Hesco HQ and main manufacturing plant is in Leeds, the company positions itself in the market as a global company.


In 2012, Hesco lost not only the main product patent but also the founding CEO, Jimi Heseldene was killed in a tragic accident. The company went from turnover  £120m to £20m overnight. Times really couldn't have been more challenging. The stakeholders brought in Mike Hughes, now CEO of Hesco.


Mike established a new leadership team and took an overall view of the entire company structure; from earnings, activities, what the company was producing and for what reason.


By refining and streamlining the business as well as a change of focus and recognising just what Hesco's value proposition is, the company is now turning over in excess of £50m with a solid growth plan in place and with a higher profit margin than before 2012.


Hesco now operates by manufacturing for stock whereas they used to manufacture for supply which has been one of the key changes in the increasing success of the company.


Join Mike as he delves into his thought process behind this astounding case of change management.

Support for SME Innovation in Leeds City Region

09:30 - 10:00, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

The seminar will be hosted by Andrew Wright, MD of Huddersfield-based advanced engineering business, Reliance Precision, and the Head of Business Support at the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Henry Rigg.


Andrew will share his company’s approach to innovation and his experience of accessing support from local and national organisations to develop world-leading products and processes. As Chair of the LEP’s Business, Innovation and Growth Panel, Andrew will also set out some of his priorities for further developing the innovation eco-system in the city region.


Henry will support Andrew by providing more practical detail on the innovation support available to SMEs  in Leeds City Region via the LEP Growth Service, including the new £9m Access Innovation programme.

Growth in the UK Through Targeted Acquisitions

10:15 - 10:45, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

Christeyns is a manufacturer of chemicals for a wide variety of industries, working in the "business to business" sector. The UK operation consists of three businesses, Christeyns UK based in Bradford employing 110 people, formerly known as "Oils and Soaps" and is probably one of Bradford's oldest manufacturing companies (founded in 1874, becoming "Oils and Soaps" in 1963), today its principal focus is the supply of detergent, supporting chemicals and engineering expertise into the Commercial Laundry sector and works with many of the leading companies in this market, also a very strong focus in manufacturing chemicals for the construction sector.


In 2012 Christeyns UK acquired 100% of the business of Alex Reid, a supplier to the dry cleaning market and also 50% of the shares of Klenzan based in Warrington, a business that serves the food and beverage sector with a strong focus in the dairy industry, acquiring the remaining 50% of Klenzan in late 2016.

Solving The Customisation Conundrum

10:30 - 11:15, Room 1

Main Seminars

How do you ‘Mass Customise’ at the same speed and quality as traditional mass production? 


Digitalisation is putting increasing pressures on manufacturers; there’s an expectation from consumers for products to be designed and manufactured to individual requirements. Automotive industry is a great example of ‘Mass Customisation’. Every car is manufactured to Customer specifications and produced on the same production line as everyone else’s customised car.


The demand for customisation will cross to all sectors; from mobile phones to food and beverage. One of the most exciting sectors, impacting all our lives, is Pharmaceuticals, where the vision of personalised medication is already underway.


This is a fascinating insight from Siemens on the challenge of maintaining productivity in our ever changing manufacturing landscape.

Legal Myths and Platitudes

11:00 - 11:30, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

Blacks solicitors will explore common legal myths and platitudes and their relevance in manufacturing and the supply chain. Is possession 9/10ths? Is might right? There’s no contract, there’s nothing in writing..

Sustainability in the Beverage Supply Chain

11:30 - 12:15, Room 1

Main Seminars

Sustainability in the beverage supply chain.

Embedding A Positive Culture

11:45 - 12:15, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

Jim Evans and Darren Evans (not related!) will talk about the internal 'journey to excellence' within Cummins Turbo Technologies, aligning systems, processes, people and operations towards a positive culture and positive organisational outputs. This very visual presentation will reference the role of internal communications in this important process with a focus on assuring your people are on board. 

Optimising Profitability Through Tough Decisions

13:15 - 13:45, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

Shipping out 150 years of experience in a time of severe skills gaps is an extremely bold move indeed. However, Anne Wilson of Numill did exactly this last year and has managed to not only maintain turnover but also increase profitability. Numill have completed work for some impressive companies; Ford, Renault, Rolls Royce, Cummins, Mercedes, Peugeot, SEAT, FIAT to name a few. Their value proposition is clear and simple;  "We saved Ford £175k in 12 months".


The future looks both positive and challenging for Numill and with Anne's direction, the company is in tremendous shape to grow with optimum profitability and resilience. Join Anne for an insightful seminar around leadership and inspiration.

The 3 Minute Showcase

13:30 - 14:30, Room 1


Made in Yorkshire have teamed up with Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance (CKMA) to present members with an opportunity to present a 3 minute showcase at the Manufactured Yorkshire Exhibition.


This seminar brings 20 speakers to the stage! Fast and furious, with only 3 minutes each.


The Showcase originates from CKMA and gives manufacturers 3 minutes to showcase their business; this could be through a particular innovation they have worked on, a collaboration or something of interest to the manufacturing audience. The seminar will highlight many examples of excellent manufacturing practices within Yorkshire; illustrating the diversity and excellence in our region.

Stay Ahead Through Innovation

14:00 - 14:30, Room 2

Half Hour Seminars

We live in a time of rapid change – in technology, supply conditions, and consumer demands. Manufacturers that innovate to keep ahead of this change - whether that is innovation in the product, the process, or the business model - will be the ones that prosper into the future.


Innovation is never easy, but there is support available. Here at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) we work closely with Innovate UK, with a mission to link you to the right partners and funding that can make innovation fly. Ben Peace of the KTN will explain, and bring innovation to life courtesy of candid discussions with JRI Orthopaedics (healthcare).

Made in Yorkshire exhibition 2018: via @YouTube

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