The West Suffolk Manufacturing Group was established in January 2019 by a consortium of representatives from both the private and public sectors to champion and support the thriving Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering sector within West Suffolk (including Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Newmarket, Mildenhall and Brandon).

Supported by West Suffolk Council, The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Hethel Innovation and West Suffolk College, we are a growing group, keen to meet like-minded ambitious manufacturing & engineering companies who are interested in sharing best practice and collaborating to assist the growth of members and develop the sector across West Suffolk.

 

Want to find out more? Please get in touch with 

 james.williamson@newanglia.co.uk

or

 economic.development@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Richard Bridgman

Chairman

James Talbot

Coordinator

Upcoming Meetings

27th January 2021

From 14:00 – 16.00

 

 

Virtual Meeting 

 

If you would like to attend please register your interest below

TBC

 Virtual Zoom Meeting

 

 

 

If you would like to attend please register your interest below

 

TBC

 Virtual Zoom Meeting

 

 

 

 

If you would like to attend please register your interest below

Previous Attendees

West Suffolk College: 3rd October 2018

Previous Meetings

October 3rd 2018 marked the launch of the West Suffolk Manufacturing Group, NAAME’s first group to be formed in Suffolk.

This session was facilitated by West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds and thus prompted the group to discuss the topic of skills. This 3-hour group allowed businesses, public bodies and academics to discuss how they can create a greater local apprenticeship system and how we as a region can create more work experience opportunities for students,

Also explored was an introductory session of Lean Thinking, showing businesses the training being offered by Hethel Innovation and how it can increase productivity. This short snapshot of Lean introduced attendees to some key tools of how to increase value whilst reducing waste; the core components of Lean.