Thursday 3 October 2019 | The MTC | Coventry


Chris Beck, editor, Manufacturing Management

As part of the team that has introduced the new-look Manufacturing Management, Chris is keen to position the magazine as a leading voice for UK manufacturing, championing the best industry has to offer. He brings several years of experience in a number of sectors, including manufacturing, security and housing.

Donna Edwards, managing director for business support & business finance , The Growth Company

Donna Edwards is the Managing Director for Business Support & Business Finance at The Growth Company in Manchester, her organisation is charged with delivering the Made Smarter pilot - the government’s Industrial Strategy, to improve the competitiveness and productivity of North West manufacturers. She is committed to driving the adoption of industrial digital technology by facilitating access to skills, funding and expertise through the pilot. Donna has over 20 years’ experience of working in business support, workforce development, international trade, access to finance and innovation services across the North West, delivering services to meet the strategic priorities of those areas, and ultimately drive economic growth.