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Powering your manufacturing through Digital Transformation in East Lancashire

  • Dunkenhalgh Health & Leisure Club Blackburn Road Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5JP (map)

Are you a business looking to understand more about digital transformation? Are you looking to take the first steps of your digital journey? Do you keep hearing about new manufacturing technologies but aren’t sure how they can be used in your business?

Digital tools can increase profit, reduce inefficiencies, open up new markets and provide greater insight for business leaders, but it can be confusing to know what will help your business the most.

As a North West manufacturing business we would like to invite you to an exclusive event which will provide practical advice, examples and tools to help you take the first steps on transforming your business by helping you to develop a digital roadmap.

You will come away with practical steps you can implement into your business, examples of how other businesses have applied new technology, the challenges they overcame and the benefits they are now seeing.

Made Smarter supports manufacturers to digitise and innovate through grant funding, fully funded specialist technology advice and leadership & skills development. Our Made Smarter team will be on hand to facilitate 1-2-1 conversations with you about your business needs and the options available to you.

This event is open to SME manufacturers based across the North West*. Made Smarter work with a wide range of businesses, including makers, creators and engineers across all sectors, not just ‘traditional’ manufacturers – whilst we do help a lot of those too. Our funding and support is available to anyone who makes or produces something, so if this sounds like you and you would like to gain some insights and advice, register your interest now.

*SMEs must have less than 250 employees.


8:00am - Arrival, breakfast and registration

8:30am - Introduction from Alain Dilworth, Made Smarter Programme Manager

8:40am - Ravi Gidoomal and Steven Barr, Edge Digital

9:00am - Mark Prince, Nucroft

9:15am - Case study

9:30am - Kevin Smith, IDT Adviser, Made Smarter

9:45am - Break and refreshments

10:00am - Roundtable discussions begin

Facilitated by industry experts, each roundtable revolves around a specfic barrier to adopting new digital technology, including skills, leadership, finance and culture. At the event you can choose to join two roundtables where you will receive advice, support and real-life examples on how to overcome these challenges.

11:00am - Overview from Alain Dilworth with Q&A opportunity

11:15am - Refreshments and networking

Register now:

Earlier Event: 10 September
Manufacturing Made Smarter