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Made in the Midlands weekly round up - 04/11/16

Posted on: Nov 6th

This week, Made in the Midlands revealed that the Chairman of the Conservative Party, Sir Patrick McLoughlin will be speaking at the East Midlands Exhibition on Thursday 17th November at the iPro Stadium, Derby.

Made in the Midlands Managing Director, Jason Pitt stated: “It is fantastic that Sir Patrick will be opening our East Midlands exhibition as the MP for Derbyshire Dales and the Chairman of the Conservative Party. Sir Patrick is a central figure within British politics, so we hope that our members are excited to showcase the services they provide throughout British industry.”

We have now officially sold out our allocation of exhibition stands for the East Midlands exhibition. To get involved with our social media promotion on the lead up to the show, please use the hashtag: #EASTMIMEXPO. This will allow us to promote any of your social media posts, regarding the East Midlands exhibition.

Our East Midlands Exhibition will include a range of fantastic seminars throughout the day, the seminar running order is currently:

10:00am - 10:30am: Sir Patrick McLoughlin

10.30am - 10.50am: Norton Motorcycles

11.00am - 11.20am: Bombardier

11.30am - 11.50am: Made in the Midlands

Central celebrate Young Inventor and Star host breakfast event

Additionally, Central College Nottingham’s celebrated Brightson Xaviour Kalavilasam being crowned the winner of the Made in the Midlands Young Inventor Award at IET: Birmingham, Austin Court in front of respected directors and representatives of the Midlands manufacturing sector.

Gavin Varley, Head of School for Technology at Central College Nottingham, said: “Getting involved in competitions like Made in the Midlands provides a great opportunity for our students to not only meet industry experts, but also to practise skills they will need in industry. For  example they’ve had to keep to time schedules on the projects, work independently and present their ideas to real company directors. We’re very proud of all the students who took part.”

Star Micronics GB hosted the latest Made in the Midlands breakfast morning inside their brand new purpose-built UK headquarters.

Their new site is located in Derby opposite the Rolls-Royce factory on Raynesway. Visitors were presented with a chance to see Star’s SR-32J machine, which is a leading favourite with turned parts manufacturers within the UK. The new headquarters includes a 2,700 square feet showroom which features their range of sliding head lathes and FMB barfeeds.

Bracebridge Engineering tweeted: Great breakfast meeting @StarMicronicsGB this morning with @madeinthemids . Great to see what you do there!

Renfrew Group discuss their collaborative work and future exhibits

Oxford Medical Diagnostics (OMD), a leading developer of advanced proprietary methods of analysing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in breath, is working with Renfrew Group International (RGi) on the  engineering and industrial design of a portable breath analysis device.

The collaboration combines OMD’s scientific research expertise with RGi’s design capabilities to further develop an accurate, low-cost, portable and non-invasive breath analysis platform to identify and monitor certain metabolic and infectious diseases by detecting and  measuring VOCs in breath.

Also, Lucenxia Malaysia, a subsidiary of Adventa Bhd, has launched the Lucenxia INTELLIS, an Intelligent Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) cycler designed for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to be treated at home, while they are asleep.  This is to provide new hope and enhance quality of life of patients. With Industrial design by Renfrew Group International.  

Furthermore, Renfrew Group will be exhibiting at Medica on the 14th-17th November in Dusseldorf.

Stop by stand G25-1 in Hall 16 to meet the team or call 0116 2531961 to arrange a one to one meeting with Michael Phillips (Design Development Director).

Finally, they studied: ‘How could innovative design cut the spread of HCAIs in the hospital environment?’ Michael Phillips, Design Development Director, Renfrew Group, gave his view at the recent IPCC conference in Nottingham, you can read the full insight at this link

Portakabin named UK Private Business of the Year

MIM Platinum members, Portakabin has been named UK Private Business of the Year at the sixth annual UK Private Business Awards in London.

Derek Carter, Chief Executive of Portakabin said, “We are absolutely  delighted to receive such important national recognition for this fantastic business and for our colleagues across the UK. The award celebrates the hard work, talent and commitment of all our employees, and the Shepherd family who have supported the business for more than 50 years.”

“We are proud that Portakabin is such an iconic brand and market leader; that our financial performance remains strong, and that we continue to deliver buildings in some of the most challenging situations with teamwork, integrity and unrivalled reliability.”

Filtermist acquire Multi Fan Systems Limited

Telford based air filtration and extraction specialist Filtermist International has acquired Stourbridge firm Multi Fan Systems in a move designed to strengthen the company’s UK central extraction systems service offering.

“Filtermist’s UK operation grew by 26% between 2012 and 2015, and the company continues to have extremely ambitious targets. Increasing our capability in the bespoke extraction solutions market is a fundamental part of our UK growth strategy,” explains Filtermist Managing Director James Stansfield.

“Combining Multi Fan Systems’ expertise in this field with Filtermist’s experience and resources will offer customers an unrivalled partner for all aspects of air filtration and extraction.”

MIM members invited to FBC’s free Employment Law Lunch Clubs

Free lunch clubs for people who work in HR in the Midlands will serve up advice on the latest employment issues later this month.

Hosted by law firm FBC Manby Bowdler, the HR Lunch Club at its offices in George Street, Wolverhampton on November 16 and Routh House, Hall Court, Hall Park Way, Telford, on November 17 will focus on the latest developments in employment law.

Head of Employment Law, Tracy Worthington said: “There have been a number of cases recently affecting high profile employers that will have implications for all businesses so the Lunch Club is a chance for HR professionals to bring themselves up-to-date on the latest developments in the fast moving world of employment law as well as getting valuable HR advice.

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