MGN “Let’s Talk Talent” Event

As founding partners of the Manufacturing Growth Network (MGN), NRG invite you to join us for a breakfast event focusing on the topic of talent and what manufacturing businesses are, and need to be doing differently in order to strengthen the talent pool in the North East and close the perception gap.

We invite you to join us and an industry panel of guests to talk about tackling skills shortages, talent attraction and retention, upskilling, and building a gender balanced workforce.

In hosting this event, we want to provide the opportunity for leading North East manufacturing businesses to share and inspire each other in the ongoing war for talent.

When: Tuesday 2nd July (08:30 – 10:30)

Where: Gateshead College Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation (SASMI), Sunderland SR5 3HE

08:30 – Registration & Refreshments

09:00 – Keynote speaker:  Richard Bradley, Finance Director, Dyer Engineering

09:30 – Industry panel discussion  

10:00 – Round table discussions

10:30 – Close and networking opportunities


> To book your free place, please email Julie Mordue at NRG!


Richard Bradley, Finance Director, Dyer Engineering

About our keynote speaker:

The story of Dyer Engineering is one of a business with family values at its heart and passionate about what they do and looking after their employees and customers. To date they have employed in excess of 500 people across their 40-year history and have people in their team who have been with them for over 20 years, others for 10 years+, and 35% have 5 years+’ service. 

Dyer was acquired by Graeme Parkins and Richard Bradley in 2013, and they have ambitious plans to grow the business and continue to develop DYER Engineering as a special place to work.  So how are DYER Engineering addressing the long-term employment needs of the business in a skills-short market?

Richard Bradley, Finance Director describes his job as being ‘the one to look after the cash and keep the business safe’ and will share Dyer’s story, the importance of their apprenticeship scheme, their brand-new Degree Apprenticeship programme, and the true cost of these to the business. Richard will also share recent success stories of how they have attracted and developed women into engineering roles within their business, in their mission towards a gender-balanced workforce. 


> To book your free place, please email Julie Mordue at NRG!


** Please note this event is for senior leaders working within North East manufacturing & engineering businesses and invited guests of MGN partners only. It is not open to third party suppliers.