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Manufacturing Connect at Gripple

Gripple’s world class innovation & design process has been core to its success. Hear from experts & Gripple managers benefitting from this programme.

Gripple’s world class innovation and design process has been core to the success of the business. Hear how they bring new products to market quickly, learn about their rapid prototyping (3D printing) capabilities and see inside their innovation centre.

Find out how Gripple Ltd have benefited from hands-on training and coaching in ‘design-led thinking’ through the new business support programme specifically for UK’s manufacturers delivered by The Design Council and EEF. Helping businesses re-examine the way they work, hone ambitions and rethink their products, services and how they connect with customers.

Come along to Gripple’s state of the art innovation centre to experience their culture of constantly search for new ways of doing things and hear their story. Plus, if you are a UK-owned and based SME hear how you may qualify for a government subsidy.

Who should attend?

  • Engineering and Manufacturing organisations located in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • 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 Design Council and EEF coaches about how design can help your business grow and innovate
  • Find out how Gripple Ltd have successfully grown using innovation and ‘design-led thinking’
  • See inside Gripple’s world class innovation centre
  • Network with your peers, share best practice and solve common challenges together


09.00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:30 Welcome, introductions

Common challenges in the world of Design in the manufacturing environment

Top tips for getting the most from your design team

  • Steve Chicken, Manufacturing Growth Director, EEF

09.45 Design leadership – how design can be your growth engine

  • Andy Cripps, Design Director, Design Council

10:15 Coffee

10:30 Growth through innovation and design

  • Gordon Macrae, Gripple

11:30 Plant tour

12:00–12:30 Lunch and close

There is no charge to attend this event although we do anticipate high demand.

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