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The Meaning of Making People Processes and Places

The Meaning of Making People Processes and Places
07 June 2017
16:00 - 19:30

Join us to celebrate the long tradition of contemporary making in the Midlands and beyond. Focusing on businesses that make useful, beautiful objects from raw materials – explore the importance of making in key locations and celebrate the people, processes and skills involved in making things with care and pride.


·       Hear from experienced business people who have built sustainable businesses based on making in the UK

·       Learn how they have overcome obstacles to getting things made locally, creating opportunities for skilled employment

·       Discuss the importance of brand and new technologies in enabling craft businesses to thrive and grow without detracting from quality and authenticity

·       Network with others in related sectors and industries.

 Panel discussion:

·       Emma Bridgewater: Founder, Designer and Owner of Emma Bridgewater Pottery, located in Stoke-on-Trent

·       Chris Roberts:Co-founder of the With Love Projectdedicated to finding people who produce things with a passion and a purpose

·       Kelly Sidgwick: Co-founder of Good Chemistry Brewing based in Bristol, self-taught makers of approachable beers that celebrate flavour

·       Simon Topman: CEO of Acme Whistles, Birmingham, makers of the finest whistles in the world


16.00 – 17.00 Arrival – ‘Meaning of Making’ exhibitors display

17.00 – 18.00 Panel Discussion, chaired by Dr Scott Taylor, Birmingham Business School

18.00 – 19.00 Drinks Reception

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07 June 2017

16:00 - 19:30


University of Birmingham Business Club

0121 414 3898



University of Birmingham Business Club

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