4th Mar 2024

Amazon Filters to host first meeting of manufacturers’ network

We are set to host the inaugural meeting of a newly launched support network for Surrey manufacturers.

Senior representatives of companies working in all aspects of engineering and manufacturing will gather at our Camberley production centre in April 2024.

It is the first event to be announced under a partnership between Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Economic Development team and Surrey Chambers of Commerce.

The pair have launched their Surrey Heath Manufacturing Network with a mission to improve collaboration among manufacturing and engineering business, facilitate shared learning, create supply chain opportunities and offer business support.

Neil Pizzey, our Managing Director, said: “This new network is all about elevating innovation and growth in Surrey. We look forward to sharing some of our challenges and working together to find solutions. We welcome other manufacturers to join us to create a vibrant, supportive network.”

Councillor Kel Finan-Cooke, Portfolio Holder for Economic and Income Development at Surrey Heath Borough Council, said: “Surrey Heath is fortunate to be home to many manufacturing and engineering businesses and it is important the Council provides support to these industries.

“Through sector-specific events, workshops and tailored support services, we aim to establish this network as a place where businesses can exchange knowledge, explore synergies and collectively address challenges.

“We will also address the local skills gap, work with industry experts to support net zero objectives and look ahead at future technologies including AI to improve productivity within the sector.”

Explaining the involvement of Surrey Chambers of Commerce, Chief Executive Louise Punter said: “Much of the work we do is around bringing businesses and other organisations together so that they can share challenges, best practice and business support opportunities.”

The network has been set up under the Council’s five-year economic development strategy.

This aims to ensure that opportunities for accelerated economic growth and resilience are identified and maximised.

For more information, email economic.development@surreyheath.gov.uk or visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk.

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