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Business and Manufacturing Seminar

Once again, this annual event brings together key speakers from the heart of local business, putting emphasis on the future of manufacturing and business within the region.

The seminar forms the latest in a program of annual events jointly hosted by the Manufacturing and Trade Group, sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors, NatWest and Shorts.  Held alongside Destination Chesterfield’s ‘Made in Chesterfield’ program, this event is open to all businesses owners within the local and Sheffield city region. The speakers for this years event and topics they will cover include:

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Manufacturing – Richard Hill, Head of Automotive & Manufacturing at Natwest

Richard is a prominent figurehead in the Automotive industry, having worked in the sector for over 25 years. His previous roles include Marketing Manager at Rover Group; Brand and Marketing Manager at BMW Financial Services and Group Sales Director at Manheim Europe.

Richard joined Lombard in 2005 as Head of Sales at Lombard Vehicle Management; and subsequently lead the Automotive Corporate Sectors team from 2010. He is now Head of the new Automotive and Manufacturing sector within NatWest. He continues to work closely with industry, representing the banking industry on the main UK Automotive Council, and leading the Access to Finance work stream.

  • Economic Outlook – Sebastian Burnside, Senior Economist at RBS Group

Sebastian Burnside is a Senior Economist within RBS Economics and joined the bank in 2009. He leads the team that provides economic advice to the retail bank. His analysis of the UK economy and household sector helps ensure we manage our products to best reflect our customers’ needs.

Sebastian also leads on the economics of financial sector regulation. Before joining RBS Economics he worked for Ofcom, the communications regulator, and in consultancy. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh.

Representatives from the following organisations will be exhibiting and will be available to speak to before and after the event:

Places are offered free of charge.  Space is limited and these events are always well attended; early booking is recommended.

Respectfully requested that bank representatives and professionals in practice do not book places at this event.


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