Creating Value by Better Design

At this EEF and Design Council business forum and networking event, delegates will learn how to use design to innovate and grow their business.

EEF and the Design Council have partnered to offer manufacturers a basket of training and consultancy offerings targeted at top and bottom line growth. In particular the Design Leadership programme offers a bespoke package of support and coaching to use design to innovate and grow. 

Learn from knowledgeable experts and Fibercore managers who have benefited from the programme.

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineering and Manufacturing organisations located in the South East
  • Small companies: MD, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Product Design Managers/Directors
  • Mid-Corporate: Operations, Engineering, Product Design Managers/Directors, Product Managers
  • Those with responsibility for leading or delivering company growth via new product design.
  • EEF Members and Non-members.

Why Attend?

  • Hear from the Design Council and EEF coaches about how design can help grow your business 
  • Learn from the Fibercore manufacturing organisation about how they have successfully grown after their Design Leadership programme 
  • Network with your peers, share practice and solve common challenges together 


9.30 Registration, coffee and networking

10:00 - The EEF/Design Council partnership – why are we working together? (Steve Chicken, Manufacturing Growth Director and Helen Lazarus, Head of Design Support Programmes)

10:30 - From DIY to cutting edge – Getting yourself noticed in a crowded marketplace (Dr Chris Emslie, Chief Executive, Fibrecore)

11:30 Coffee

11:45 - An interactive introduction to design tools (Ian Ferris, Design Council Design Associate)

12:15 Lunch and networking

12:45 Factory tour

13:30 Close

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