Boosting productivity, innovation & efficiency in the manufacturing sector
With the likes of Blue Planet shocking the nation and Michael Gove now eager to bring in new sustainability legislation in the post-Brexit era, the public mood is changing. How do you ensure that your business is a sustainability leader, rather than on the back foot?
For the manufacturing sector, the circular economy offers a new model to rethink how products are designed and made, to truly connect economic and environmental gains. This means redesigning products so they last longer, so they can be repurposed, remanufactured and even shared. The circular economy aims to ensure materials and resources remain circulating in the economy for as long as possible and at their highest value. With increasing interest nationally, as demonstrated by the inclusion of the circular economy in the UK’s Industrial Strategy White Paper as a lever to increase productivity, we want to make sure local businesses are aware of the concept and provided with the tools to support them shift towards more sustainable operating models.
Innovation in Manufacturing: the Circular Economy Advantage
- What? We’re offering a free workshop to provide an overview of what the circular economy is all about, leading industry practices and practical steps your business can take to become more productive and resource efficient.
- When? 13th March 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm, Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough
- Who’s it for? Any organisations within the manufacturing sector, or providing services for manufacturing businesses…. or if you’re just interested in the event! Organisations within Peterborough, Fenland, South Kesteven and the wider area are welcome to attend.
Our exciting line-up of guest speakers will be covering the latest innovations in sustainable manufacturing….
Tim Devonshire – Perkins
Perkins has a strong history of remanufacturing products, Tim will be explaining how this provides their customers with lower-cost products and delivers cost savings for Perkins through the reuse of materials. Tim will also be talking about optimising systems, maximising the use of materials and resources throughout a product’s life in order to create higher quality products and reduce environmental impact.
Owain Griffiths – Oakdene Hollins & the European Remanufacturing Council
At Oakdene Hollins, Owain works with businesses to improve the sustainability and circular economy performance of their products. Owain will be talking about how a shift towards more sustainable practices can have real business benefits. Owain will also be providing an insight into their work establishing the European Remanufacturing Council and working with global businesses.
Alan Howard – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
Alan will be talking about the IET’s recent Sustainable Manufacturing report, which outlines the ambition for a post-Brexit UK to create significant social, economic and environmental impact. Alan will be making the concept of sustainable manufacturing real to businesses by providing action-oriented steps to deliver tangible impacts for micro-businesses, SMEs and larger companies.
There will also be opportunities to discuss the existing challenges your business is facing and exploring these with a range of experts.
To sign up to the event, please use our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-in-manufacturing-the-circular-economy-advantage-tickets-41974338376
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org