Member Connect at WMG Solutions | EEF

Member Connect at WMG Solutions

It’s no secret that there’s been an explosive growth in social media but just how relevant is social media to growing and developing your manufacturing or engineering business?

According to a recent Forrester Research Report, 81% of B2B companies are using social networks but manufacturers are slower to embrace them.

With social media use in manufacturing still in its infancy, those businesses which harness the power of social media are likely to compete better and win.

This member connect event focuses on ways in which small and medium sized engineering and manufacturing businesses can leverage social media to build their brand, find new customers, source talented and business ready staff and win new business.

You’ll also be able to find out how to build partnerships which help you to access collaborative research and development schemes, funding and technological resources designed to help you grow your business.

Who Should Attend?

  • Managing Directors
  • Marketing and Sales Directors
  • HR Directors/Managers 

of small to medium sized manufacturing and engineering businesses

Why Attend?

  • Share practice, expertise and know-how on relevant issues and challenges
  • Understand how to exploit social media to develop and grow your manufacturing business
  • Find out about developing partnerships to access collaborative funding schemes
  • Get connected to expertise
  • Network with your peers

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

Book your free place here or email or call 0845 293 9850


  • Mark Pickering, Director of Development, WMG Solutions
  • Dr Mark Swift, Head of the Knowledge Exchange and SME programmes, WMG Solutions
  • Zack Georgiou, Director, Jam Recruitment
  • Richard Halstead, Region Director, EEF


08:30 Registration and networking

08:45 Welcome and introduction

Richard Halstead, Region Director – Midlands, EEF

09:00 Introduction

Mark Pickering, Director of Development, WMG Solutions

09:20 The power of social media for business

Dr Mark Swift, Head of the Knowledge Exchange and SME Programmes, WMG Solutions

  • Introduction and background into social media
  • Defining your social media strategy
  • Interactive digital toolbox and discussion

10:45 Refreshment break

11:00 The power of social media to source new talent for your business

Zack Georgiou, Director, JAM Recruitment

11:30 Developing partnerships and accessing collaborative funding schemes

Mark Pickering, Director of Development, WMG Solutions

11:45 Tour: Product Evaluation Technologies

Dr Alex Attridge, Product Evaluation Technologies Project Manager, WMG Solutions

  • 3D design visualisation wall
  • High accuracy quality inspection technologies
  • Laser and x-ray CT scanning for non-destructive testing and reverse engineering
  • Controlled lighting for product colour harmony evaluation

12:15 Lunch & Networking

13:00 Close

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