Top Highlights from MIY in 2022

By Made In Group
schedule5th Dec 22

As 2022 draws to a close, we are looking back at some of the fantastic moments that Made in Yorkshire members enjoyed together, as part of this growing community.


Made in Yorkshire, part of the Made in Group, exists to champion and promote UK manufacturing & engineering.


Masterclass in Leeds, Hosted by 3 MIY Members

The first highlight on our list was a first for Made in Yorkshire, an in-person Masterclass event, which was held in March, focusing on ‘Strategy to Sales in Manufacturing’.  

Bringinging together the expertise of patrons and members of the Made in Yorkshire, this Masterclass included representatives from MIY patrons Clarion and The Partners Group, as well as group member Rocol. Clarion this event at their office in Leeds, providing fantastic food and drinking for the morning attendees.

Backing Britain 3.0

Alongside a virtual exhibition, this year's Backing Britain 3.0 included three live networking events for exhibitors and VIPS in Walsall, Derby, and Leeds. Each event had its own industry and celebrity speakers. 


Walsall guests heard from industry-leading speakers Graham Davidson, a Manufacturing and Engineering Industrial architect from Airbus, as well as famous actor and comedian Robert Llewellyn, and Christopher Davison, Head of Project Manufacturing at Britishvolt, followed by Jo Salter, who was Britain’s first female fast jet pilot flying the Panavia Tornado ground attack aircraft with 617 Squadron. And last but certainly not least in Derby was Ian Gardner - Distinguished Technical Specialist, and Industry 4.0 Solutions Architect at IBM. At the final LIVE event of Backing Britain 3.0, the speakers Andy Palmer, Vice Chairman & Executive Office at Switch Mobility, and Janet Mui, an award-winning commentator and media spokesperson.


In-Person Breakfast Morning Event with CBE+

July saw MIY member CBE+ host an in-person Breakfast Morning networking and best practice sharing event at their premises in Chesterfield. As well as networking and breakfast, members got a factory tour of the company’s first-class facility.


Westminster, House of Lords Trip

In October, members of both Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire congratulated at the capital for a trip to Westminster. The launch event at the House of Lords included a chance to walk around parliament and networking in the Terrace Pavillion, with a view of the iconic River Thames.



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