News - 20 July 2015

Firms to hear from D2N2 Growth Hub at manufacturing and engineering forum

Manufacturing and engineering firms attending a ‘sector forum’ meeting on Wednesday (July 22) will hear from the D2N2 Growth Hub about the support it can offer them to expand.

The Manufacturing and Engineering Forum will be held from 8am to 9.30am on the day at SMS Electronics Ltd at Beeston Business Park, Technology Drive, Beeston (NG9 1AD). It will offer those involved in the sector a chance to talk about the issues they face, hear about funding opportunities, share good practice and listen to expert speakers.

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Manny Agalamanyi (Left) – D2N2 Growth Hub Co-Ordinator

Those speaking at Wednesday’s event will include:

  • Mark Goldby, Managing Director of SMS Electronics – Mark will be talking about how SMS has found the process of applying to Innovate UK – the new name for the Technology Strategy Board – which supports innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high-growth potential.
  • John Ransford, Nuclear Sector Specialist at the Manufacturing Advisory Service (which is now part of the Business Growth Service), and a Nuclear Assessor for the Fit For Nuclear programme – John will speak on the opportunities for manufacturers to get involved in supplying goods and services to the nuclear industry, and the financial support packages available to help them do that.
  • Manny Agalamanyi, D2N2 Growth Hub Co-ordinator from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (Pictured) – Manny will provide details of the business and specialist sector support available through its services.

The event is free to attend for East Midlands Chamber members and £30 (plus VAT) for non-members.

To book online to attend the Chamber event – supported by SMS Electronics, Fit For Nuclear and D2N2 – then go to web link

For media enquiries on this news article call D2N2 Communications Officer Sean Kirby on 01159 578749 or email

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