Keynote Speaker

Steve Morris, Managing Director, Morgan Motor Company

Steve Morris is the Managing Director of UK motor manufacturer, the Morgan Motor Company. First employed by Morgan in 1983 at the age of 16, Steve carried out an apprenticeship in the Sheet Metal Department and quickly developed his passion for the marque. Since then, he has worked his way up the company and became Operations Director in 2004. Following many successful years as Operations Director, in February 2013 Steve was appointed Managing Director of the Morgan Motor Company.

Since his appointment as Operations Director, Steve has been influential in increasing production for the company as well as overseeing the launch of a number of significant new models. Most notable of the new model launches was the Morgan 3 Wheeler that was re-launched in 2011 and received a prestigious 5 star award from motoring magazine Autocar.

On the panel

John Walsh - Senior Strategic Account manager – E.ON Energy Solutions

John currently leads a team of strategic account managers in EON's new B&CS sales business. John and his team build relationships with senior professionals at large blue chip companies, helping these companies to become 'Energy Fit' and stay competitive in their market places. John has studied for several professional qualifications including Postgraduate Diplomas in Marketing (CIM) from The University of Salford and more recently in Management Principles from the JHA Academy.

Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Sales Lead - Digitalisation, Siemens Digital Factory

Andrew Hodgson is the Strategic Sales Lead for Digitalisation which incorporates Siemens’ activities in advanced manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing and robotics. Andrew also champions digitalisation in the SME manufacturing community.

Andrew joined Siemens in 1988 as an engineer and has held several posts within Siemens throughout his career, beginning with project engineering and management in the automotive industry, moving to sales and sales management. His previous role was as General Manager of the Motion Control business, within Siemens Digital Factory division.

Andrew’s current role is built upon many years in industry, from service and project management through to distribution, system sales, sales management. From high volume commodity sales to high technology automotive and aerospace systems.

Additionally, Andrew is a Director for the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and is their spokesperson for Industry 4, digitalisation and advanced manufacturing technologies.

Finally, just to prove he could, Andrew completed a Masters’ Degree in Sales Management in 2015.

Ian Burrow, Head of Renewable Energy, RBS

Ian Burrow is Head of Renewable Energy for Corporate and Commercial Banking at NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Ian has worked at the bank for nearly 30 years, developing the strategy and policy for the Renewable Energy team. In 2010 Ian spent time outside the bank establishing a successful renewable energy company within an existing agricultural business, Bowler Energy.

This experience gave him valuable insight into the industry, which he has been able to weave into the bank’s support of the sector and pass on to his team of over 300 specially trained relationship managers based across the UK.

Ian was instrumental in developing the bank’s end to end energy efficiency programme, looking to support SMEs and mid corporates reduce their energy costs and become more efficient.

Ian also sits on Renewable UK’s on shore wind board and the BBA board.

Well known in the energy industry, Ian works with and advises bodies including the Carbon Trust, CLA and TFA.

Workshop Host

Andrew Kinder, VP, Industry & Solution Strategy, Infor

Responsible for developing the global go-to-market strategy for Infor solutions for the manufacturing and distribution industries. Market, business and competitive analysis, sales and partner enablement, strategy development for industry solutions and CloudSuites, Marketing support through identifying key content themes and messaging.