Member Connect at CAV Aerospace | EEF

Member Connect at CAV Aerospace in partnership with Lombard

Looking for access to high value engineering markets? Then attend this Member Connect event.

This Member Connect event focuses on access to high value engineering markets and the sources of funding and financial services available to you to aid your businesses growth. The event, in partnership with CAV Aerospace, Ford Aerospace and Lombard, will be held at CAV Aerospace and includes a factory tour and an exclusive insight into their success.

Accessing new markets is about identifying the right opportunities, matching current manufacturing capabilities against those openings, and identifying where changes need to be implemented in order to compete successfully. It’s also about quality assurance and consistently performing to the highest standards demanded within tough supply chain networks. The demands are great but the rewards are worthwhile; find out how others have achieved success. 

Representatives from Lombard will show how you can access funding straight from your keyboard; give you the know-how on funding services available and provide financial intelligence to help boost your business performance. You will also see how our hosts, CAV Aerospace, achieved growth in exports and safeguarded their business through investment in innovation and how they maintained their success during tough economic times.

This event includes a site tour.

Join us and discover what financial aid and free services are available to you.

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Executives
  • Managing Directors
  • Business Development Managers
  • Those with responsibility for developing new markets

Why Attend?

  • Share best practice and network with your peers
  • Gain industry insight
  • Get connected
  • Site tour 


  • Owen McFarlane, MD CAV Aerospace
  • Mark Podmore, MD, Ford Aerospace
  • Graeme Briggs, Relationship Director, Lombard
  • Paul Roberts, Director of Asset Finance, Lombard
  • Andy Tuscher, Regional Director EEF North.


08:30 Registration, refreshments and networking 

09:00 Introduction
         Andy Tuscher, Northern Region Director, EEF the manufacturers’ organisation

09:05 CAV Aerospace – what we do, where we sell and the challenge of opening new markets.
         Owen McFarlane, MD

09:25 Being part of the supply chain – how to supply into the advanced manufacturing sector
         Mark Podmore, MD, Ford Aerospace

09:45 Access to finance
         Graeme Briggs, Relationship Manager, Lombard
         Paul Robert, Director of Finance, North East and Humberside., Lombard

10:10 Tour of CAV Aerospace facility

10:45 Event close and depart

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