• Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Identify and address skills shortages within the sector, engaging with academia to address these gaps and incorporate the manufacturing initiatives into the STEM learning environment. To ensure the right talents and capabilities are developed and retained within the county, avoiding skills seepage.
To assist in the development and implementation of the county’s Local Industrial Strategy.

  • Focus on identifying industry specific skills gaps: to work with employment and skills teams to support businesses in filling these.
  • Promote and support STEM activity join-up between businesses, education, employment and training providers to inspire future generations.
  • Work collaboratively with other business sectors, to identify mutual challenges, and to combine efforts to address these.
  • To support the Inward Investment proposition and the Local Industrial Strategy and fly the flag for Gloucestershire as a future leader of digitally enabled advanced manufacturing technologies. 

Chair: Rob Loveday – DIT (Engineering Specialist)
GFirst LEP Board Member: Neill Ricketts - Versarien

Andrew Robinson - Arc Energy
Marc Begg - Cirencester Fabrications
Chris Mould - Crowe U.K LLP
Mike Madden - Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
Karen Woodward - Engineering UK
Ben Mannion - Hewett Recruitment
Jim Davison - MAKE UK
John Pattison - Mecwash Systems Ltd
Graham Harrison - National Composites Centre
Helen Harrison - Star Hydraulics Ltd
Sylvain Briand - South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS)
Kathy Beckerleg - TBS Engineering
Sandhya Sreekumar - Tony Gee


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