Senior figures came together for our third Manufacturing Conference in September.

Senior figures in the manufacturing and engineering sector came together in September for the third Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference.

The conference, hosted by Business Lincolnshire and NatWest in the new Isaac Newton Building at the University of Lincoln, focused on the future of manufacturing, innovation across the sector, the impact of Brexit and how to improve manufacturing capacity in Greater Lincolnshire.

Over 100 businesses from across Greater Lincolnshire were represented at the event, which featured high-profile guest speakers such as Phil Hatherley from Siemens, Eva Fryc from Engineering UK and Maria Machancoses from the Midlands Engine highlighting the potential of manufacturing in Lincolnshire.

LEP Board Director Councillor Colin Davie, who opened the conference with an overview of the current state of manufacturing in the county, said: “It was great to see so many of Greater Lincolnshire’s manufacturing businesses coming together to celebrate such an important sector for our county and to discuss ways to develop the sector in the coming years.”

Delegates were treated to demonstrations of augmented reality and tours of Siemens' facility at Teal Park and the Energy from Waste FCC Environment site.

Garry Wilkinson, Manufacturing Sector Specialist for NatWest Bank Plc, said: “It was a fantastic day and showed how much Greater Lincolnshire has to offer in terms of manufacturing.” 

If you’re interested in finding out more about manufacturing in Greater Lincolnshire then talk to Business Lincolnshire, who can provide information, support and grants to help businesses to grow. Visit