Leeds Manufacturing Festival LAUNCH EVENT


Tue Feb 01 2022 at 09:00 am to 10:30 am


Leeds City College - Printworks Campus | Leeds, EN

Leeds Manufacturing Festival LAUNCH EVENT
Raising the profile of manufacturing in Leeds
About this Event
Leeds Manufacturing Festival 2022 launch
Tuesday 1st February 2022
8.30am arrival for 9am start. Event closes 10.30am.

Venue: Leeds City College, Printworks Campus

Recruitment of fresh talent, developing skills for the future and bringing young people into manufacturing are top of the agenda for manufacturing employers, perhaps more so now than ever before. The legacy of the pandemic, the EU Transition Agreement and the changes being brought by Industry 4.0 mean it’s more important than ever to raise the profile of the sector and promote the careers in manufacturing to schools, college students and young people.

Join us at Leeds City College for the launch of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival 2022, which aims to promote the diversity of the Leeds manufacturing sector, the range and depth of opportunities careers in manufacturing offer.

• Find out more about the festival programme and how you can get involved.

• Learn how manufacturers, education providers and key decision-makers are addressing the challenges of recruitment, skills and workforce development.

• Ask the experts about support available and initiatives underway to ensure employers have access to future talent.

Keynote speakers include Andrew Wright, executive chairman of leading textile manufacture

AW Hainsworth. Andrew is also LEP Board Member and Deputy Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority Business Economy & Innovation Committee. He will be joined by Martyn Long from Leeds City Council’s Employment & Skills service and an expert panel including:

• Tracey Dawson, managing director of Daletech Electronics and chair of Leeds Manufacturing Alliance

• Gina Yates, Head of Careers, Work Experience and Progression, Leeds City College

• Matt Booth, Director, E3 Recruitment

• Sally Appleton, Partner, Saffery Champness

For more information about the festival visit the website:

Leeds Manufacturing Festival

Sponsored by: Leeds City College, E3 Recruitment, Saffery Champness

Supported by: Leeds City Council, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, W&NY Chamber of Commerce


Where is it happening?

Leeds City College - Printworks Campus, Hunslet Road, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Leeds Manufacturing Alliance and West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Host or Publisher Leeds Manufacturing Alliance and West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

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