Speakers

    • Simon Devaney - Manufacturing Director, PepsiCo UK

      Simon Devaney – Manufacturing Director, PepsiCo UK 

      Speaker Bio: Having graduated from Newcastle University in 1995 Simon has spent 20 years in the food industry. Initially working in Fresh produce and the Dairy Sector at Arla Foods he joined PepsiCo in 2000. He has progressed through a number of Operational roles in the UK and in Western Europe and currently manages two Snacks facilities at Coventry & Lincoln producing a host of familiar Snack food brands including Doritos, Quavers, SunBites & Wotsits. Presentation Title: The changing face of UK Retail and what it means to Food & Drink man...

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    • Mr Bob Knott - Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Addo Food Group – Poole Bakery

      Mr Bob Knott – Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Addo Food Group – Poole Bakery 

      Speaker Bio: Bob Knott has in excess of 30 years commercial experience gained in a broad range of industries, including: Food manufacturing Electronics manufacturing Power generation engineering Oil & gas industry Sheet metal fabrication Supply chain distribution Corporate training & consultancy Voluntary emergency services   Starting as a production operative & progressing through a number of QA & technical roles he inherited the role of saf...

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    • Stuart Houghton  -Engineering Shift Manager, Adams Foods

      Stuart Houghton -Engineering Shift Manager, Adams Foods 

      HNC Electrical Engineering ONC Electrical Engineering C&G Electronics Napit registered Approved Electrician Sealpac Advanced Multivac intermediate Engineering Omron PLC NVQ level 2 business improvement techniques EAL Test and Inspectors course - approved electrician Level 3 HACCP Interfoods TVI multi-skills

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    • Paul Townsend - Head of Supply Chain, British Sugar

      Paul Townsend – Head of Supply Chain, British Sugar 

      Speaker Bio: Paul commenced his career in UK Coal mining practicing as a mining engineer until moving into the foods business in 1994. Paul has experience in various manufacturing roles in Pepsico UK and the European best practice team as well as several years in Dairy Crest leading the Cathedral City packaging teams. Paul for the last two years has been head of supply chain for British Sugar. Presentation Title: Getting the Basics Right to Drive OEE Presentation Synopsis: The talk is a case study of how we have approached an...

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    • Michael Hempton - Factory Manager, Moy Park

      Michael Hempton – Factory Manager, Moy Park 

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    • Simon Hammond - Regional Sales Manager, 3D Systems Europe Ltd.

      Simon Hammond – Regional Sales Manager, 3D Systems Europe Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: With a diploma in Business Studies, Simon worked in a number of roles at Yell, a provider of directory and digital solutions, over a 20 year period. Five years ago, he joined 3D Systems to develop new channels of revenue through sales activities and marketing. 3D Systems are the inventors of 3D Printing and for the past 30 years, recognised innovators of 3D Printing, suppliers of machines, software and associated technology. Simon was responsible for getting the approval, manufacture and installation for the UK's first printed building components in th...

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    • Lee Tebbatt - New Business Director, ERIKS UK

      Lee Tebbatt – New Business Director, ERIKS UK 

      Speaker Bio: Responsible for shaping supply chains for a number of the UK’s best known manufacturers, Lee’s wealth of experience across a variety of projects ranging from simple single sourcing to total indirect supply chain outsourcing has de-risked operations whilst generating six-figure savings from both technical and commercial improvements. Backed up by the ERIKS implementation and management team, these projects have lasted the test of time driven by ongoing Continuous Improvement programmes. Educated at Loughborough University & Aalto University (Finland) foll...

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    • Rachel Cope - Director, Breaking Blue Research

      Rachel Cope – Director, Breaking Blue Research 

      Speaker Bio : Rachel Cope is Director of Breaking Blue a leading large research agency which works across a whole range of issues and for a range of high profile as well as modest organisations across the private and public sector.  She has 20 years’ research experience and has worked across a range of sectors and methods, and is now on the board at Breaking Blue where she has responsibilities for business development and marketing, as well as a number of high-profile clients.  Rachel regularly speaks at conferences – most recently for the Market Research Society. ...

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    • Dr Edward Bovill - Energy consultant, Envantage Ltd

      Dr Edward Bovill – Energy consultant, Envantage Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Edward Bovill is a consultant with Envantage Ltd, a Manchester-based energy and carbon consultancy that works extensively with food and drink manufacturers. Edward manages successful Climate Change Agreements across the UK as part of Envantage’s experienced team, and specialises in energy saving opportunities for manufacturing environments. His PhD in physics focused on solar photovoltaics. Presentation Title: The future of Climate Change Agreements – Do you understand savings and risks? Presentation Synopsis: Ar...

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    • Tony Clutten - Process Sales Manager,  Huber Technology

      Tony Clutten – Process Sales Manager, Huber Technology 

      Speaker Bio: Tony has been involved in liquid / solid filtration for many years filtering mixtures as diverse as raw sewage and Gold dissolved in acid, and phosphoric acid at pH 0.1 to Caustic at pH 11. Tony previously worked as Chief Project Engineer for Hawker Siddeley Bracket and Special Project Manager for Delkor Ltd. These jobs took him behind the Iron curtain filtering radioactive Yellow cake, Thiailand filtering  Phosphuric acid at 95 degrees C and Saudi Arabia filtering Titanium Dioxide amongst other challenges Tony’s aim is to provide efficient reliable an...

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    • Dennis McCarthy - Director, DAK Consulting

      Dennis McCarthy – Director, DAK Consulting 

      Speaker Bio: Dennis began his career as an Industrial Engineer and led a number of major Logistics projects.  He progressed to European Project Manager for a US Multinational managing pan European Manufacturing, Logistics and IT projects.  As a consultant he as supported manufacturing improvement programmes ranging in size from small single site applications to companywide multi-site transformation programmes in Europe, USA, India and China.  This has included support for well-respected and award winning companies such as 3M, Ford, General Motors, Heineken, Pepsi, Rolls Roy...

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    • Kimberley Stork - Sector Development Manager, Domino Printing Sciences

      Kimberley Stork – Sector Development Manager, Domino Printing Sciences 

      I love to be creative, which is why I enjoy what I do, and it shows. I deal with so many different industries through the diverse range of services and products that I offer, which certainly keeps the creative juices flowing. Having worked in the fiberglass industry for over 17 years, taught secondary mathematics, been responsible for new business generation, I now find myself singing professionally in my spare time. Although I have worked hard to hide my split personally, Lilly Mckai has now finally emerged and has begun her tour of the singer/entertainer circuit. I have a strong eng...

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    • Dawn Bonfield - Chief Executive, Women's Engineering Society

      Dawn Bonfield – Chief Executive, Women’s Engineering Society 

      Speaker Bio: Dawn Bonfield is Chief Executive of the Women's Engineering Society. She is a materials engineer, graduating from Bath University with a Degree in Materials Science. She has worked in the atomic energy, automotive and aerospace sectors for AERE Harwell, Peugeot SA in Paris, British Aerospace in Bristol, and MBDA in Stevenage. She has also worked for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and joined WES in 2011, becoming President in 2014. She became Chief Executive in 2015 - the first CEO that the Women's Engineering Society has employed in its history...

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    • Alexander Hill - Co-founder, Senseye

      Alexander Hill – Co-founder, Senseye 

      Alex has a degree in Digital Systems Engineering from the University of Southampton and has vast experience of wireless sensor networks and sensor nodes through a number of international research and commercial projects. He quickly moved into a career in business development and sales where his business instincts, strategic thinking and communication skills have been maximised.

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    • Roy Davis - Associate Senior Consultant, MCP Consulting and Training

      Roy Davis – Associate Senior Consultant, MCP Consulting and Training 

      Presentation Title: The reliability excellence journey in a food manufacturing environment Speaker Bio: Roy Davis’s career has spanned both engineering and production management across a wide range of industry sectors and has included machinery design, capital projects and manufacturing. Roy has been providing consultancy and training services to major manufacturing organisations for the past 20 years in the areas of TPM, asset management, reliability and maintenance and has long term...

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    • James Bliss - Senior Account Manager, Codestone Solutions Ltd

      James Bliss – Senior Account Manager, Codestone Solutions Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Experienced Senior Account Manager for leading UK Gold SAP Partner and Master VAR for SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign accounting, ERP and business solutions. I’ve personally been involved in over 70 SAP implementation projects and specialise in both new business and managing existing clients to ensure they continue to get the most from their SAP solution. Presentation Title: Integrated Business Software from SAP for SMEs and Subsidiaries of Large Organisations in the Food & Drinks Industry. Presentation Synopsi...

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    • Dr Alix Cornish - Senior Scientist, Campben BRI

      Dr Alix Cornish – Senior Scientist, Campben BRI 

      Speaker Bio: I have worked at Campden BRI for 4 years after doing a PhD in physical chemistry at Reading Uni. My work at Campden BRI has been in the field of food structure characterisation, specialising in X-ray micro-CT and hyperspectral near infrared. Presentation Title: Engineering food structure: New characterisation techniques. Presentation Synopsis: Creating structure is a key quality attribute of many food products, including baked good, confectionary and snack products. New non-destructive techniques such as micro CT sc...

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    • Malcolm Jones - Principal Engineer, Industry Forum

      Malcolm Jones – Principal Engineer, Industry Forum 

      Speaker Bio: Malcolm Jones has nearly 30 years experience assisting companies in implementing Lean Manufacturing and Total Productive Maintenance approaches. He started his studies with Japanese experts in 1986 and has worked with multinational companies in the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has led three study tours to Japan, spoken at manufacturing conferences in USA, Europe and Japan and published a number of articles and books, including ‘Learning from World Class Manufacturers’ (Palgrave MacMillan 2013) which he co-authored with Marek Szwejczewski, Director of the Br...

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    • John Findlay MSc CEng MCIWEM FGS - Managing Director, Carbon Zero Consulting Ltd

      John Findlay MSc CEng MCIWEM FGS – Managing Director, Carbon Zero Consulting Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: John is Director of Carbon Zero Consulting Ltd, which he founded in 2007. John is a Chartered Engineer with 34 years of international engineering project management and geosciences experience. His work has ranged from oil exploration and water resource management to renewable energy design and installation. He has managed projects to drill boreholes all over the world to extract oil, gas, water – and energy! In addition to water supply and water treatment projects for clients including Nestlé, Müller, Kellogg, major dairies and others, John has played a majo...

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    • Mark Reeve - Chairman, Chalcroft Holdings Ltd

      Mark Reeve – Chairman, Chalcroft Holdings Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: As Chairman of Chalcroft Holdings, Mark's role is to mentor the Chalcroft Ltd Board and contribute to stakeholder engagement and long-term strategy. Having progressed ‘hands-on’ through the industry, starting his working life as a carpenter, Mark has overall responsibility for ensuring Chalcroft meets its commitments to clients, staff and the wider community. He has invaluable knowledge and experience of our specialist food & drink and temperature controlled storage & logistics sectors and provides support and advice both to clients and his own team....

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    • Todd Hallam -  QEHS Director, Chalcroft Ltd

      Todd Hallam – QEHS Director, Chalcroft Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Having joined Chalcroft in 2005, Todd's appointment to the Board of Directors in early 2012 demonstrates the company’s commitment to achieving the highest health, safety, quality and environmental standards. Todd has been a major driver of continuous improvement within the business, which has resulted in an overall reduction in reported injuries, consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards and the implementation of the Chalcroft Quality Management System, leading to accreditation to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. He is a Chartered Member of IOSH and member of two UK Safety Gr...

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    • Neil Withey - Technology Training Centre Director, EEF

      Neil Withey – Technology Training Centre Director, EEF 

      Speaker Bio: Neil has a wealth of experience in the industry, including as an instructor, a training manager and also within HR roles. Being apprentice trained himself means that Neil also has a thorough understanding of the value an apprenticeship brings to the manufacturing and engineering industries. Before EEF, he spent five years managing Higher Education programmes in the workplace and established a commercial business within Coventry University engaging with employers to develop and deliver a range of Higher Education services and qualifications through work based...

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    • Charlotte Patrick - Business Growth Manager, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership

      Charlotte Patrick – Business Growth Manager, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership 

      Speaker Bio: Responsible for the development of the Northamptonshire sectors of Logistics and Food & Drink. The Logistics sector employs 1 in 7 in the county, whilst the Food & Drink sector employs 46,000 and is worth over £1.5 billion to the local economy. My role is to conceptualise and implement a variety of business support and initiatives to stimulate growth, job creation, collaboration and investment - ranging from key account management with individual companies through to Industry led Forums and the creation of the first Northamptonshire Logistics Awards D...

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    • Brian Lawson - Head of Process Manufacture, Kirklees College

      Brian Lawson – Head of Process Manufacture, Kirklees College 

      Speaker Bio: Brian began his career as an engineering apprentice at the Royal Ordinance Factory in County Durham. During his six years there, he successfully completed a BSc (H) in mechanical engineering. Since then Brian has worked primarily in the pharmaceutical sector, initially Smith and Nephews in Hull as a design engineer, and then spent time as a maintenance engineer, after leaving in 1986 to join GSK. While at GSK, Brian held a number of operational roles mainly in manufacturing operations and engineering; during this period he also became a Chartered Mechanical Eng...

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    • Norman Skea - Project Manager, Nestle

      Norman Skea – Project Manager, Nestle 

      Speaker Bio: Norman Skea left the family farm in Orkney to study engineering. After graduating he worked for Unilever in Ghana and Solomon Islands before returning to complete an MSc in Economics. Since joining Nestlé Switzerland in 1995 Norman has held successive engineering management roles in factories, projects, R&D and corporate engineering across the world. In 2012 Norman returned to the UK to manage the largest project in Nestlé, a greenfield, £200mio, coffee factory. Norman is married with three children and is interested enough in renewable energy to have se...

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    • Dr Lore Grohmann - Marketing Manager, Wilson Power Solutions Ltd

      Dr Lore Grohmann – Marketing Manager, Wilson Power Solutions Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: A German native, Lore has been Marketing Manager at Leeds-based Wilson Power Solutions since 2008. Driven by her vision that marketing can (and does!) help change the world, Lore has been instrumental in bringing the Wilson e2 super low loss amorphous transformer to the UK enabling hundreds of organisations to reduce unnecessary energy wastage and costs. Lore holds a CIM diploma in marketing alongside a PhD in genetics and neuroscience from the Technical University of Berlin that brings a different dimension to her chosen career of marketing. Fuelled b...

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    • Erica Bassford - Head of Aspire – Producing Excellence, Lauras International

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      Erica Bassford – Head of Aspire – Producing Excellence, Lauras International 

      Speaker Bio: Erica has broad operational experience gained over 25 years within international manufacturing organisations. Her outstanding people skills and depth of experience make Erica extremely effective at generating positive behavioural changes to individuals at all levels of an organisation through her training, coaching, and guidance. Presentation Title: Lean Behaviours Presentation Synopsis: Fed up with poor performance? Frustrated that your Lean journey is faltering? Concerned that your Front Line Managers are focus...

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    • Nektaria Servi - UK Sales Manager at Surface Measurement Systems

      Nektaria Servi – UK Sales Manager at Surface Measurement Systems 

      Speaker Bio: I have worked in the FTIR, Raman, Benchtop NMR and Near Infrared business for many years (mainly at Bruker) in business development and recently I decided to work as Business Development Consultant to offer lead finding and professional services to other companies. Throughout my career I have developed the required skills of listening, building trust and delivering either a project, system or service on time and within the clients expectations. I am an excellent team player who has the ability to establish excellent working relationships with colleagues, senio...

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    • Mr Darren Kenney, Sales Director at Mitie’s waste and resource management business

      Mr Darren Kenney, Sales Director at Mitie’s waste and resource management business 

      Speaker Bio: Mitie’s Darren Kenney has had 27 years’ experience in all aspects of Waste and Resource Management including Commodity Recycling, Integrated (Total) Waste Management Contracts, Hazardous Waste Sales, Advanced Treatment and Recovery Techniques. His focus is on delivering workable, creative, cost effective waste management solutions, with robust sustainability performance. Darren strongly believes in the Mitie ethos of ‘resource not waste’ and wherever there is a waste stream with useful recovery potential he will find it. Thanks to an academic background in ...

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    • Conor Casey - CEO, Casey Technology

      Conor Casey – CEO, Casey Technology 

      Speaker Bio: As a professional energy management consultant and CEO of Casey Technology since 1995 Conor has developed energy management systems compliant with ISO 50001 for such organisations as NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Diageo. Casey Technology are one of Irelands leading energy consultants employing 14 energy professionals who deliver energy management services to energy users drawn from the public and private sectors. We work with all clients to maximise the financial support packages that are available from multiple sources. These include green start and green pl...

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    • exhibitor - Andrew Langford - Sales Manager, LineView Solutions

      Andrew Langford – Sales Manager, LineView Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: Having spent 35 years working with High Reliability bespoke electronics, a new challenge was needed. The opportunity to work with OEE monitoring equipment has proved to be just that. Having worked in engineering development, purchasing and sales, allows Andrew to empathize with all aspects of the customer journey. Since joining LineView, Andrew has been helping many sites improve performance on their quest to World Class OEE. Presentation Title: Reducing Downtime with XL800 Presentation Synopsis: If you’re currently...

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    • Dean Smith - Associate Director Corporate Insurance, Jobson James Food & Drink

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      Dean Smith – Associate Director Corporate Insurance, Jobson James Food & Drink 

      Speaker Bio: Dean has over  25 years management and senior underwriting at Global insurers including Aviva, Allianz, Zurich, RSA.  During his last insurer appointment he managed insurance premiums of £28million.  He moved to insurance broking in 2010 and his past experience gives a unique view of both the insurers and broking side of the market. Presentation Title: Who is taking care of your business?  Looking at business survival and wellbeing – insurance solutions for the food and drink industry Presentation Synopsis: ...

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    • Angela Jones - Associate Director Health & Wellbeing Insurance, Jobson James Food & Drink

      Angela Jones – Associate Director Health & Wellbeing Insurance, Jobson James Food & Drink 

      Speaker Bio: With almost 30 years of experience in the employee benefits industry Angela has previously worked with multinational organisations, Aon and Mercer, tailoring employee benefit packages for clients ranging in all sizes from three to 25,000 employees in all areas of protection, health and wellbeing. Presentation Title: Who is taking care of your business?  Looking at business survival and wellbeing – insurance solutions for the food and drink industry Presentation Synopsis: In this presentation tips and insigh...

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    • Jeremy Praud - Partner, Lauras International

      Jeremy Praud – Partner, Lauras International 

      Speaker Bio:   With a background in Paper & Pulp, Food, and Petcare Manufacturing and Distribution, Jeremy has over 15 years experience of implementing sustained improvement in a broad range of FMCG and manufacturing industries. Instrumental to the growth of Lauras International in UK and Europe, he has a long track record of delivering successful improvement; above expectations both in terms of bottom line results, and sustained change. Presentation Title: Ensuring Lean audits deliver bottom line benefits to FMCG's     ...

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    • Dean Pearce - Regional Commercial Manager, ReFood UK

      Dean Pearce – Regional Commercial Manager, ReFood UK 

      Speaker Bio: Dean Pearce is regional commercial manager at ReFood – the UK’s leading food waste recycler. With responsibility for clients within the South East, Dean works closely with organisations to deliver on their sustainability objectives through food waste recycling. He was the project lead and co-author of ReFood’s ‘Vision2020: UK Roadmap to zero food waste to landfill’ report and regularly speaks as part of working groups, committees and panels. Presentation Title: Food waste recycling – a sustainable solution for the manufacturing sector ...

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    • Clive Fromant – Account Director, Endeco Technologies

      Clive Fromant – Account Director, Endeco Technologies 

      Speaker Bio: Clive has over 15 years’ experience working within a range of sectors and industries. He has managed business development energy projects across large manufacturing organisations including the food industry. He also has a BSc Honours from Birmingham University and is a competent electrician with level 1 VRQ, and a City & Guilds 17th edition. Clive has a wealth of experience across the energy management sector and specialises within automation controls and software platforms enabling large industry users to optimise energy savings and revenues. For ...

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    • David J Highton, Chairman of BSI Committee - AW/90 Quality systems for the food industry, Independent Assessor, Consultant, Trainer

      David J Highton, Chairman of BSI Committee – AW/90 Quality systems for the food industry, Independent Assessor, Consultant, Trainer 

      Speaker Bio: David has over 25 years Trading Standards Service experience in matters directly and indirectly associated with trade and consumer law, product control and production standards including consumer products, food products, metrology products and controls and many other aspects of trade and industry. David’s specialties include management systems, systems assessment, production control assessment, trading standards compliance, accreditation, standards making, technical advice, technical training, regulatory controls, legal metrology, food safety, consumer products...

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    • Steve Young - Independent Power Management Consultant

      Steve Young – Independent Power Management Consultant 

      Speaker Bio: Steve Young is an Independent Power Management Consultant with over 27 years of industry experience. Having held positions in engineering, management, training and consultative capacities, his primary focus is currently on the intersection between power quality improvement and electro-technical energy management. He has worked on a range of transformer replacement viability and power quality projects for organisations such as The British Museum London, Great Ormond Street Hospital, McCains, United Biscuits, SCA Hygiene, Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital, Northu...

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    • Mark Ranger - Business Line Manager Oil-Free Air, Atlas Copco Ltd

      Mark Ranger – Business Line Manager Oil-Free Air, Atlas Copco Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Mark has over thirty years' experience within the compressed air industry, having worked for three of the major global manufacturers, progressing from regional sales engineer to his current role as Oil-Free Air Business Manager at Atlas Copco. Throughout his compressed air career, Mark's main application focus has been in the Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Oil & Gas sectors. An active BCAS committee and working group contributor for over 15 years, in which time Mark has recently co-chaired the working group that drafted the current Food and Be...

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    • Joanna Wawrzyniak - H&S Consultant, NFU Mutual

      Joanna Wawrzyniak – H&S Consultant, NFU Mutual 

      Speaker Bio: I spent 8.5 years working in Food Manufacturing for companies ranging from fresh produce to commercial bakeries and was highly involved in implementing LOTO procedures. Currently a Health and Safety Consultant for one of the insurance companies, but still passionate about safety of food manufacturing equipment. As a Polish and English speaker I also have a good understanding of challenges relating to migrant workers and safety culture in the workplace. Presentation Title: The importance of ease and efficiency of Lock Out Tag Out procedure...

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    • Bhadar Singh- Production Manager, BIB

      Bhadar Singh- Production Manager, BIB 

      Speaker Bio: Bhadar Singh, born 1959 in Darlington County Durham. Married, I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Time served Engineer, I have worked in a variety of manufacturing environments. Progressed from Line Engineer to stand in Line Manager then returned to part time study to gain a Diploma in Operations Management with Tetley’s tea. Left Tetley’s to work for United Biscuits at Billingham, The Home of the Real McCoy’s. After 6 months UB offered me the chance to be trained by NEPA in Lean Tools and techniques for a period of 12 months. Then part of the team responsib...

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    • Arthur Stone- CEO, OEEsystems

      Arthur Stone- CEO, OEEsystems 

      OEEsystems International are OEE Experts and Innovators and specialise in the delivery of our OEE Software & Expertise to progressive, high volume, global manufacturing companies such as Allergan, GE Healthcare, CooperVision, Muller Wiseman Dairies, Finsbury Foods, Aurivo, C & C and Keelings. Arthur Stone, CEO, OEEsystems International has over 25 years’ experience in Senior Engineering, Operations and Technology Management Roles with international manufacturing companies world-wide and has an Engineering Degree from University College Cork. Cost reduction, improved productivity, compe...

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    • Dylan Shaw - Technical Applications Team Leader, Alphabond Technologies Ltd

      Dylan Shaw – Technical Applications Team Leader, Alphabond Technologies Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: 14 years’ experience helping food/beverage manufacturers cut costs and improve profitability , Dylan is extremely passionate about adhesives in packaging extensive knowledge in a wide range applications including carton/case sealing for food packaging, bag manufacture, carton converting, bottle labelling etc Presentation Title: A focus on cutting downtime when using adhesives for packaging lines. Presentation Synopsis: With so many companies using adhesives in their processes for packaging of food and beverages (cas...

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    • exhibitor - Bill Jermey- Chief Executive, Food and Drink Training and Education Council Ltd- Chairman

      Bill Jermey- Chief Executive, Food and Drink Training and Education Council Ltd- Chairman 

      Bill brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from an entire career spent in the food industry. Ftc is a registered food industry skills charity, dedicated to working collaboratively to build a world class food industry in the UK. It is Bill's responsibility to ensure that the charity effectively meets it's charitable objectives for the good of the industry. Starting his career as a management trainee at consumer goods giant Unilever; Bill worked within new product development, moving into production management and ultimately leadership of a production facility. Latterly, ...

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    • Jake Norman- Innovation & Marketing Manager, OAL

      Jake Norman- Innovation & Marketing Manager, OAL 

      Jake Norman started working at OAL after graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in Economics & Management. Having previously worked for Deloitte in both Audit and Consultancy streams, he recognised that he could make the biggest impact in an innovative SME.   Passionate about improving food, Jake has been heavily involved with OAL’s two £1million UK government funded Innovate UK projects seeking to improve the cooking (steam infusion) and cooling of food products (cryogenic cooling). Their latest innovation is APRIL, a robotic chefs that links technologies to di...

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