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Made Here Now joins manufacturers at Bessemer Society event

Made Here Now, the UK-wide initiative aimed at encouraging more young people into the manufacturing sector is being represented alongside leading manufacturers and entrepreneurs at The Bessemer Society regional dinner being held in Bristol.

Steve Adams, project director of Made Here Now, will be attending the event on Wednesday, September 27, together with Michael LeGoff, CEO of Plessey Semiconductors, one of the companies that has agreed to sponsor Phase Three of the initiative.

Warren East CBE, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, will be speaking at the event on the topic of Scale Up which, according to the ScaleUp Institute, offers companies the potential to grow and deliver up to 150,000 additional jobs by 2034, across every region of the UK.

Steve says: “Made Here Now is now progressing well into the third phase of the initiative and we are looking to work closely with manufacturers to develop packages aimed at encouraging more young people to consider careers in the sector.

“I am very much looking forward to meeting with CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs at this event to see how they can work with us to meet the challenge of ensuring there is enough future manufacturing talent to meet the predicted growing demand throughout the sector,” he added.

The Bessemer Society is a forum and mutual society formed of ‘serial’ CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs who are committed to creating successful new companies based on technological innovation in the fields of science and technology.

Named after the nineteenth century steel inventor and entrepreneur Sir Henry Bessemer, it aims to encourage his blend of technical, creative and entrepreneurial skills that are the catalyst for founding any progressive and lasting enterprise.

Our picture shows inside the Plessey Semiconductors manufacturing facility in Plymouth and you can see the case study here to find out more.