Manufacturing Connect at P&B | EEF

Manufacturing Connect at P&B

Investing for the global stage

Our Manufacturing Connect events are hosted at manufacturers' facilities and include a factory tour, enabling best practice and information sharing with your peers.

This event will share best practice on how to develop and keep strong global supply chains and the investment required to allow SMEs to compete on a truly global stage.

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With a highly competitive global economy, how can all manufacturers make sure their voice and story is heard in export markets?

Based in Manchester, P&B designs and manufactures electrical safety and control technologies, including switchgear and protection relays. Its investment strategy has enabled it to build a global client base and an industry leading reputation for product excellence and expertise in its field.

Join us to discover how this independent UK manufacturer has stood firm against a tidal wave of industry takeovers and committed to a strategy to invest in both technology and its people.

Managing director Phil York will share the company’s stories, discuss some of the export markets the company is operating in, the way forward, and provide an insight into their impressive design and manufacturing operation.


Why attend?

  • Hear the story of investing for the global stage from one company’s perspective
  • Gain insight into the exporting markets, building a global client base and how to invest for growth
  • Learn about the highlights of EEF research about the current state of the manufacturing industry, including global demand, policy positions on issues including Brexit and advice about exporting including dealing with currency volatility
  • See P&B’s impressive factory with a site tour
  • Meet other manufacturers and discuss international trade, exports and other topical issues


  • Richard Halstead, Membership Engagement Director North, EEF
  • Phil York, Managing Director, PBSI Group


08:30 Arrival and networking
08:55 Welcome, Joel Durkin, Regional Affairs Manager, EEF


09:45 Presentation, Phil York, Managing Director, PBSI Group : Our journey
10:05 Presentation, Richard Halstead, membership engagement director – EEF: The global manufacturing environment


Panel discussion/audience Q&A on investment for the international stage
11:00 Close

EEF will not normally refuse entry to events, however, it is our policy to not admit competitors of EEF or our host facility into Manufacturing Connect events.


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