Member Connect at DavyMarkham

Business turnaround - the skills and continuous improvement way

This Member Connect event focuses on how businesses can reverse their fortunes by innovating their people strategies and working practices, whatever their industry sector.

Hear from multi-award winning heavy engineering business, DavyMarkham about their inspirational business turnaround story. Steeped in tradition and heritage, four years ago, sales were threatened, morale was at a low point and an ageing workforce meant that critical skills were in short supply for the future.

Find out, how, by an intensive programme of apprentice and skills development, employee engagement coupled with a sustained programme of continuous improvement, the business has reversed its fortunes

This event includes a site tour

Who Should Attend?

  • Operations Directors and Managers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Business Improvement/Continuous Improvement Leaders
  • HR Directors and Managers
  • Apprentice programme leaders
  • Those with an interest in business transformation, managing change, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and operational excellence

Why Attend?

  • Share practice, expertise and know-how on relevant issues and challenges 
  • See first hand how an award-winning site has introduced award winning people and continuous improvement working practices 
  • Find out how about how we can help you develop your skills base

Capacity limit: 30

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


  • Andy Tuscher, Region Director North, EEF
  • John Watson, Director of Production, Davy
  • MarkhamPeter Winebloom, Director of Apprentice and Skills, EEF


08:30 Arrival, registration, refreshments & networking

09:00 Welcome and introductions

Andy Tuscher, Region Director North, EEF

09:10 DavyMarkham Business Turnaround Story including Apprentice and skills development, employee engagement and continuous improvement programme

John Watson, Director of Production, DavyMarkham

10:10 Tips for your apprentice and skills programme

Peter Winebloom, Director of Apprentice and Skills, EEF

10:30 Open forum

10:50 Site Tour

12:00 Close

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