Innovate for Growth

At this event EEF Innovation Award winners Millers Oils, will showcase their innovation journey, which has seen them transfer knowledge gained in friction reduction in motorsport lubricants to industrial applications.

Manufacturing leads the way when it comes to innovation in the UK. The sector performs 70% of business R&D nationwide and manufacturers’ spending on innovation is outpacing the trend for the economy as a whole. 

Our Innovation Monitor shows just how widespread innovative activity is: 95% of our survey respondents were engaged in some form of innovation in the last three years.

Innovation is key to manufacturers’ success at home and overseas, and is seen as a critical part of their growth strategies. Join us at this event to learn from Millers Oils’ experience.

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Hillside Oil Works
Rastrick Common

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Who should attend?

  • Engineering and Manufacturing organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber. 
  • MD, Manufacturing, Operations, Production Managers/Directors, Manufacturing Managers/Directors.
  • Members and Non members

Why attend?

  • Learn more about how specialist lubricants can reduce friction, save energy and increase durability to deliver cost savings and enhanced efficiency.
  • Understand key marketing principles that will optimise  innovation benefits 
  • Learn how to maximise R&D tax credit returns
  • Have opportunity to network with manufacturing peers
  • Have the option to visit the Millers Oils Innovation laboratory


07.30  Registration and coffee and light breakfast 
08:00  Welcome, introductions June Smith EEF, Regional External Affairs Manager 
08:10  The Millers Oils Innovation Award Story - Martyn Mann, Technical Director, Millers Oils 
08:30  How to maximise R&D tax credit returns - Sandy Findlay, Jumpstart R&D Tax Credit specialist 
08:50  Key marketing principles that will optimise Innovation benefits - Dave Pannell, The Design Mechanic 
09:10  Q&A - Speaker panel chaired by June Smith 
9:30  Networking and optional tour of the Millers Oils Innovation laboratory 
10:00  Close
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