Mark Goldby, chairman of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network will be the guest speaker at the Nottingham City Business Club event taking place on Friday 12 April 2019, when he will explore whether the local manufacturing scene is dead or alive.

He will talk about what is happening in the manufacturing sector on a local and regional level with a particular focus on the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network, a local peer to peer network group that champions the strength and diversity of manufacturers from the city and county.

Mark has nearly 30 years of manufacturing & leadership experience in the high-tech electronics industry, initially with corporate giants GPT & Siemens but since 2002 as co-founder/owner of SMS Electronics – a successful, Nottinghamshire-based manufacturing company & Queens Award winner for International Trade in 2012.

He now devotes much of his time to giving back to the manufacturing sector and region via a number of non-executive and advisory board appointments focussed around driving technology, innovation and skills.

Mark Goldby, chairman of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network said: “It’s always a pleasure to talk about the sector that I have worked in and supported all my professional career. Without doubt the manufacturing scene in Nottinghamshire has changed beyond recognition over the last few decades but is it surviving or thriving?”

Ian Roberts, president of Nottingham City Business Club said: ‘’Manufacturing has been a hugely important sector in Nottingham and the wider East Midlands for over 100 years and we are blessed with a significant number of successful companies both old and new. Mark has a wealth of experience in this area and we are looking forward to hearing how the work of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network supports our local manufacturing businesses.”