MGN “Let’s Talk Talent” Event Roundup

NRG hosted the Manufacturing Growth Network (MGN) “Let’s Talk Talent” event last week, bringing together 40 of the region’s C-suite and HR leaders from North East manufacturing and engineering businesses.

Discussions focused on how businesses are tackling skills shortages, talent attraction and retention, upskilling and building a gender balanced workforce.

Richard Bradley, Finance Director of Dyer Engineering opened the event with engaging and thought provoking insight into the business and how Dyer is tackling the skills and gender gap.

Richard was then joined by an industry panel of experts for an animated discussion and Q&A before leading round table discussions.

In hosting this event, we wanted to provide the opportunity for leading North East manufacturing businesses to share and inspire each other in the ongoing war for talent – and we’re delighted to share a video roundup of the day, with views from some of our panellists and attendees.


About the Manufacturing Growth Network (MGN)

MGN celebrates and promotes manufacturing and its role in driving growth for the North East. It is a partnership between five professional services businesses NRG, Lloyds Bank, EY, Square One Law and RTC North, to provide an added value offering to our clients and give back to the region’s manufacturing sector.

The network is completely free for individuals within North East manufacturing and engineering businesses to be part of and is designed to compliment other memberships and professional bodies.

The North East Manufacturers Growth 50 list was published last month by our media partner, Insider and is the first of its kind to be published on the region’s manufacturing sector, reflecting the huge importance the sector has on the North East’s economy.

As well as insights into businesses who have appeared within the Top 50 list, the network have access to exclusive networking events throughout the year, bringing together c-suite, operational leaders, HR professionals and professional services, to discuss a range of topics affecting manufacturing – a great opportunity to share practice across multiple sectors.

To join MGN, please contact Julie Mordue at NRG


Sourcing today’s talent for tomorrow’s challenges

NRG Manufacturing supports businesses looking to recruit for operational, specialist and temporary positions across multiple sectors.

For recruitment enquiries, please contact Leanne Chambers, Director of Client Solutions at NRG.