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BUSINESS RECOVERY
WEBINAR SERIES

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BUSINESS RECOVERY WEBINAR SERIES

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The region’s new Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT)* is committed to doing all that it can to support businesses both throughout the pandemic and through the subsequent recovery period.

Giving you the support you need

We recognise that businesses can ill afford a continued period in which economic productivity is impacted which is why we are creating a series of sector focussed webinars to help keep regional businesses moving. This series of business recovery webinars has been produced by Birmingham City University on behalf of GBSIoT and is being delivered in conjunction with the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Made in the Midlands.

*The GBSIoT is an engineering education organisation formed by Aston University, Birmingham City University, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Solihull College and University Centre, South and City College Birmingham, University College Birmingham and the University of Birmingham. The GBSIoT is financially backed by the Department for Education and guided by a board formed from leading West Midlands engineering employers.

BUSINESS RECOVERY WEBINAR 1: 
Manufacturing

Date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Time:
1pm

Duration: 1 hour

Price:
Free of charge

Date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Time:
1pm

Duration: 1 hour

Price:
Free of charge

The first in our series of business recovery webinars will focus on the key considerations and challenges that manufacturing businesses might face in returning to work. Whilst the content will have relevance across the whole sector, the webinar will have a particular emphasis on Advanced Manufacturing.

 

Webinar details:

Welcome and introduction: Paul Faulkner – Chief Executive at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

Topic 1: People

Speaker:

Christine Tolley – Head of Human Resources, HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd

Topic 2: Production

Speaker:

Carl Arntzen – CEO, Worcester Bosch Group

Topic 3: Supply Chains

Speakers:

Neil Heslington – Managing Director, Continental Engineering Services Ltd

Poonam Aulak – Associate Professor in Engineering, Birmingham City University

Topic 4: Profitability

Speaker:

Dolores Sanders – Strategic Director at Total Control Pro Ltd

Topic 1: People

Speaker:

Christine Tolley – Head of Human Resources, HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd

Topic 2: Production

Speaker:

Carl Arntzen – CEO, Worcester Bosch Group

Topic 3: Supply Chains

Speakers:

Neil Heslington – Managing Director, Continental Engineering Services Ltd

Poonam Aulak – Associate Professor in Engineering, Birmingham City University

Topic 4: Profitability

Speaker:

Dolores Sanders – Strategic Director at Total Control Pro Ltd

If you’d like to attend this live webinar and participate in the Q&A session please click on the the button below. This will take you to the Zoom registration page where you can complete and submit your details.

By registering for this webinar on the Zoom registration page you will also be giving Birmingham City University (BCU) permission to contact you with reminders for attending this webinar series and registration opportunities for upcoming business support webinars from BCU.

By submitting your details on the zoom registration page you agree to BCU handling your information as outlined in the Terms & Conditions and opt-in to receiving BCU business support emails (you can easily unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time from within emails). You will also be giving your permission for BCU to share your information with Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) who may contact you with offers for relevant services. You will have the option to opt-out of GBSIoT communication should you not wish to receive it.

By registering for this webinar on the Zoom registration page you will also be giving Birmingham City University (BCU) permission to contact you with reminders for attending this webinar series and registration opportunities for upcoming business support webinars from BCU.

By submitting your details on the zoom registration page you agree to BCU handling your information as outlined in the Terms & Conditions and opt-in to receiving BCU business support emails (you can easily unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time from within emails). You will also be giving your permission for BCU to share your information with Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) who may contact you with offers for relevant services. You will have the option to opt-out of GBSIoT communication should you not wish to receive it.

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Christine Tolley, MCIPD, Head of Human Resources HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd.

HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd. is based in Aston Birmingham, currently employing 650 people and a turnover last year of £110m. Founded in 1990 in the USA, and 1985 in the UK, HydraForce is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high quality hydraulic cartridge valves for the mobile and industrial equipment markets.  Christine joined the UK business in November 2006 to set up and develop the Human Resources function and have full responsibility for the formulation and delivery of HR strategy and practices for the European HQ based in Birmingham, covering UK, Europe and India.  

Prior to joining HydraForce, Christine worked in Human Resources for 3i plc., a leading international investment business focused on mid-market Private Equity and Infrastructure.

Carl Arntzen, CEO Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd.

Having studied Mechanical Engineering at University, Carl originally joined Worcester Bosch in 1984 as a Product Development Engineer. After working in Product Development for several years, he then moved in to more commercial orientated roles, first in Product Management and then Marketing Management.

Following national and international roles throughout the Sales, Marketing and Service organisation, Carl was appointed Managing Director in October 2011 and CEO in 2015 for the whole Bosch Thermotechnology operations in the UK and Ireland. This includes the residential business operating under Worcester Bosch and the Commercial Industrial business operating under the Bosch brand.

Carl is Chairman of the Construction Product Association (CPA) and a Board Member of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA).

Neil Heslington, Managing Director at Zytek Automotive and Head of Continental Engineering Services UK.

Neil has over 30 years of experience as an Automotive Engineer, starting his career with a broad engineering base with Rover Group. Neil moved on to develop enhanced electrical systems and powertrain technology with JaguarSport before becoming head of Electrical Engineering at TWR; taking responsibility for engine electronics at Arrows Formula1; and then moving to take up the challenge of hybrid and electric vehicle technology at Zytek Automotive.

Neil has been responsible for leading the Zytek team who developed the world’s first production hybrid outside of Japan. More recent projects include the all-electric twin inverter/motor drive axle developed for Audi in the production R8eTron and a highly successful electric powertrain in Formula E.

Born in 1961 he holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Birmingham City University and is passionate about the application of electronics in the pursuit of highly optimised vehicles providing performance and environmental benefits.

Dr Poonam Aulak, Associate Professor at Birmingham City University

Poonam is Programme Leader for the Logistics suite of programmes in BCU’s Centre of Engineering including MSc Project Management and MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In addition, she is also Director of International Operations and overseas Engineering programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.

The programme leader role means it is Poonam’s responsibility to ensure the programmes are accredited by professional bodies; that their content is current, up-to-date and cutting edge; whilst meeting the needs of industry. Her team have wide ranging research interests and expertise such as disruptive technologies, sustainability, resource efficiency in supply chains, inter- organisational relationships/dependencies, emerging technologies (particularly blockchain) and supply chain analytics. Poonam’s own research interests lie within the field of the future of transnational engineering education and maintaining academic quality and credibility.