The Engineering and Manufacturing Forum has been set up in association with County Shows who run the Gloucestershire and the South Gloucestershire Business Shows. Phil Coley is the Chair of the Forum and decided to set the Forum up in early 2019 in direct response for a need to bring engineering and manufacturing companies together in the region.
The aim of the Forum is to educate and inform both internal and external audiences through focused events. The Forum is not glorified networking it is focused on promoting engineering and manufacturing to the next generation, to bring together firms locally and encourage more local trading and partnerships.
Events will be in the format of invite only site visits to firms large and small, plus a comprehensive website containing information of firms in the area and video items.
The Forum is a not for profit enterprise and run by those operating in the sector.
Membership is free and open to those in Engineering and Manufacturing, there will be a small charge for some events and sponsorship opportunities are available.
To be a Member simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership will give you a monthly newsletter, invitations to events, information on schools/colleges looking at firms, company information on the Forum website.
If you wished to have a more active part and be on the advisory panel please also get in touch.