World Class Supply Chains Event

The new-look Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is teaming up with the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) to provide a unique insight into manufacturing support and future opportunities in the region. Held at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce on 13 January, the interactive event will feature presentations from LEP board members Brian Francis (European Chairman of Gestamp Tallent Automotive) and Paul Heaven (Blue Sky Corporate Finance), Peter Jones (MAS) and a host of local companies who have already benefited from tapping into expert strategic advice and guidance. The event will give delegates the chance to hear about the latest developments, discuss new opportunities and challenges and also get the first in-depth look at the new MAS service that will continue to provide targeted support to firms in Birmingham, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Solihull, East Staffordshire, North Worcester and Tamworth. There will also be a detailed presentation on the World Class Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) programme, which offers funding support to help manufacturers either involved or looking to break into the aerospace and defence sector.  Peter Jones, SC21 Project Manager at MAS, said: “This is the first workshop of its type in 2012 and it’s the perfect opportunity to hear more about what the national MAS service can do, ranging from a dedicated telephone hotline and manufacturing reviews to specialist events and part-funding consultancy to improve productivity and encourage strategic transformation projects.” For more information, call  Carrie Holmes on 01902 838 326 or email cholmes@mas-wm.org.