FEL Discusses the Diverse Manufacturing Industry at the Leicester Business Festival

Leicester Business Festival runs from 7th to the 18th November, as part of the festival Jackie Bertram, Fashion-Enter Ltd’s Deputy CEO took part in an event held by Leicestershire Business Voice.

The event was held on Thursday 10th November at Boohoo factory in Leicester and the topic was “Celebrating the Diverse Manufacturing Industry of Leicestershire”.

The panel discussion was facilitated by Chris Hobson, Director of Policy and External Affairs of East Midlands Chambers. There were two panel discussions covering the key strengths of the manufacturing industry in Leicestershire and how we can help promote and grow the sector. In the second panel discussion, which FCFTA were part of, topics covered skills in manufacturing and what makes Leicestershire attractive and how can we encourage the next generation into manufacturing.

There were some fantastic conversations in the room and a real celebration of the diverse mix of manufacturing across Leicestershire with has a strong heritage of manufacturing and is ideally placed to be a hub of UK manufacturing and innovation.

Jackie Bertram (pictured speaking right) commented:  The panel discussions were extremely positive and one of the biggest messages that came through was the power of Networks; Networks have the ability to grow Leicestershire manufacturing and to create jobs and opportunities. To future proof the industry it is important to open up businesses and showcase jobs of the future to capture the imagination of the next generation. Through collaborations and engagement across different businesses we can overcome some of the challenges faced collectively. Thank-you to Sandra Wiggins from Leicestershire Business Voice for organising the event and including FCFTA Leicester.”