Manufactured Yorkshire Exhibition 2016 – Up & Up Update

Manufactured Yorkshire logo

Manufactured Yorkshire logo

Manufactured Yorkshire 2016

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We are really pleased to have attended Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 yesterday at Elland Road, Leeds.  It was a great event and I enjoyed meeting the delegates and our fellow exhibitors.  It amazes me the industry of Yorkshire and the different requirements needed for manufacturing, including people management and HR!

Kindle Fire giveaway from up&up - HR strategy for SME's

Kindle Fire giveaway from up&up – HR strategy for SME’s

I was very pleased to have a quite a crowd at the seminar on “making the most of your workforce”. I was chatting about how to manage the skills gap – from the feedback I hit a few good notes; what do we do with apprentices once they are not apprentices, multi-skilling, creating a technical career path (so often we think the career path is into management and supervising teams – this DOESN’T WORK for highly technical people!).

Really looking forward to meeting delegates again who expressed an interest and a need to talk about HR and how it can impact on their businesses profitability.


The giveaway was won by an employee of Blacks Solicitors who had the stand opposite us!  We shall be presenting them with their Kindle Fire shortly.


jackie and a stormtrooper

up&up exhibitor – Jackie and her storm trooper!

jackie and Joanne

Jackie and Joanne on the up&up stand at MY16

Thanks to my team – Joanne, Diane and Jacqueline for their efforts on the day – you say you enjoyed it, although I know we were all shattered with aching backs and feet!