Visit Vertex’s Stand at UK Industry’s First Virtual Expo of Its Kind


30+ Events. 200+ Exhibitors. 5000+ Expected Visitors. 1 Goal: Backing British Industry.

Beginning August 17th, Backing Britain Live 2020 is a two-week business festival run by the Made in Group. Originally scheduled to be held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, the advent of social distancing has meant this event has now been transformed into a first of its kind virtual exhibition.

Launched in 2009, Made in Group is a private manufacturing network for the UK, which now contains 600 UK manufacturers ranging from the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Liberty, Atlas Copco, Moog, Mazak, Siemens, Fanuc, etc.

This groundbreaking event will include keynote speeches from industry leaders such as CEO of Gardner Aerospace Dominic Cartwright and CCO of Brompton Bicycle Stephen Loftus, alongside networking areas and over 160 manufacturing exhibitors. The group’s aim is to promote, inspire and share best practice within UK manufacturing.

Based in Birmingham, Vertex Engineering Solutions Ltd is a leading provider of fixtures, prototype components, low volume special components and CAD/CAM engineering solutions.

Vertex Site Director Dean Hackleton commented: “What makes this groundbreaking virtual event so important, is that despite the continued difficulties we are all facing due to Covid-19, this event gives businesses the opportunity to stay at the forefront of technological innovation, whilst simultaneously keeping connected with local UK industry, completely safe with no face-to-face contact.”

Made in Group are targeting 5,000 delegates for this event and offering free tickets to the entire UK manufacturing industry. We’d love to virtually connect with you and have as many of our customers and supply chain as possible involved, click the following link to book your place:

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