EEF Skills Event at Brompton Bicycle

Skills for Growth: A more productive and flexible workforce

Is finding employees with the right skills a key concern for your manufacturing company? Is it impacting your plans for growth and ability to be globally competitive?

We’re bringing together our regional community of manufacturers, influencers and opinion formers to discuss these issues and the major findings of our latest report: Skills for Growth: a more productive and flexible market.

Based upon the report’s findings we will also outline our policy recommendations to government. Taking forward our recommendations would result in an improved skills landscape and an easier way of accessing the skills manufacturers need to grow.  

Join us on 9 November 2012, at Brompton Bicycle for the report launch to:

  • hear the views of senior representatives on investing in skills, navigating through the skills landscape and how to find the skills your business needs to grow.
  • find out what leading policy makers are doing to make it easier for employers to access key skills.
  • learn from your industry peers what they are doing to address their skills needs.
  • ask questions directly to decision-makers responsible for creating the right conditions to enable employers to invest in skills and create jobs.

Also…

Join us for a tour of Brompton Bicycle and hear the impressive story of how the company evolved from the prototype built in its founder’s bedroom in the 80’s to become the largest bicycle builder in the UK. And find out why UK skills are central to their ethos for quality and future growth as an exporter to more than 33 markets.

Who Should attend?

  • Chief Executives
  • Managing Directors
  • HR Directors and professionals
  • Operations Directors
  • Engineering Directors

Why Attend?

  • Share experiences and network with fellow manufacturers
  • Gain intelligence on EEFs activity on the skills policy and recommendations to government
  • Learn best practice and get connected to experts 

Please note that we reserve the right to decline attendance of those who may be viewed as being competitor organisations to the host site.

Speakers

  • Matthew Hancock MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills (tbc)
  • William Butler-Adams, Managing Director, Brompton Bicycle
  • John Morris, Chief Executive, JAM Recruitment
  • Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive, EEF
  • UKCES (tbc)

Programme

08.15 Arrival and registration
  •   Verity O’Keefe, Skills and Employment Policy Advisor, EEF


08.30 Welcome
  • Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive, EEF

08.35 Keynote speech

  • Matthew Hancock MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills (tbc)

08.50 Investing in skills

  • William Butler-Adams, Managing Director, Brompton Bicycle

09.00 Navigating through the skills landscape

  • UKCES (tbc)

09.10 How do we find skills?

  • John Morris, Chief Executive, JAM recruitment

09.20 Q& A session

  • Chaired by Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive, EEF

10.00 Tour of Brompton Bicycle

  • William Butler-Adams, Managing Director, Brompton Bicycle
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