Member Connect at DB Gear System Ltd | EEF

Member Connect at DB Gear System Ltd

This Member Connect event focuses on how manufacturers are driving their growth and competitive strategies through exporting and investment.

After a deep recession in which the economy shrunk by 6%, a manufacturing-led recovery, largely driven by exports, has helped drive a year of good economic news.

Hear from industrial gear specialist, David Brown Gear Systems Ltd about how it reorganised its business into a ‘network organisation’, leveraging its core expertise and skills base, to take advantage of growth in emerging markets and green technologies.

We’ll be sharing with you the latest findings of our new report ‘The Shape of British Industry’ and you’ll be able to get connected with export and investment advice and support.

This event also includes a factory tour.

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Executives 
  • Managing Directors, 
  • Financial Directors 
  • Sales & Marketing Directors 
  • Senior Operations, Technical and Supply Chain Directors 
  • HR Directors

Why Attend?

  • Network with your peers 
  • Share practice, expertise and know-how on relevant issues and challenges 
  • See first hand how David Brown Gear Systems Ltd has re-organised and re-positioned itself to grow and compete and the role its apprentice programme has played in this 
  • Get connected with export and investment advice and support


  • Andy Tuscher, Region Director, EEF 
  • Steve Botterill, Group HR & Business Services Director, David Brown Gears Systems Ltd 
  • Tony Allison, Training & Development Officer, David Brown Gear Systems Ltd 
  • Jeegar Kakkad, Senior Economist, EEF 
  • Helen Hickingbotham AMIEx CITA (Certified International Trade Adviser, Inst of Export) International Manager, Global Transaction Services UK RBS & NatWest 
  • Mark Robson, International Trade Director, UKTI, Yorkshire & Humberside

10:00 Registration, tea & coffee and networking

10:20 Welcome and introduction, Andy Tuscher Region Director, EEF

10:30 David Brown Gear Systems Ltd Case study – Steve Botterill and Tony Allison

11:00 The Shape of British Industry – key export and investment challenges and
opportunities for manufacturers - Jeegar Kakkad, Senior Economist EEF

11:30 Panel discussion and audience debate on key issues

12:00 Lunch and networking

12:30 Factory Tour

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