What an amazing time our team had recently at the Manufacturing and Engineering Expo in Birmingham at the NEC on 8th and 9th June.
We had no hesitation in booking a stand at this event as we saw such a brilliant opportunity to meet up with other manufacturers, engineering companies, those involved in supply chain as well as hearing from leading industry experts who were giving talks around best practice and the future landscape of manufacturing.
Spanning four days, this groundbreaking event included four live events: Manufacturing Expo, Engineering Expo, Maintec and Design Engineering Expo.
By collaborating with key stake holders in government, trade bodies and leaders in industry, this event was a real celebration of the best in UK manufacturing, engineering excellence and innovation. The entire event pulled together all aspects of manufacturing and engineering and delivered the widest level of content, best practice and business engagement for the UK’s industrial sector.
Being able to meet such a range of contacts and share knowledge as well make new contacts was so enjoyable and given how the last two years have impacted on us all – there was an extra buzz around the event as you could sense the positive vibes in the room as people came together with a common goal.
As you can imagine, given this was a chance for the Global team to get out there, we had to put a bit of a spin on things, so, we took along with us to stand 52 – the “huzzle challenge”!
Perhaps our team are just that extra bit obsessed with loving to figure out just how things work! So, we had three puzzles, sorry, “huzzles,” that could give our stand visitors a chance to test their ingenuity, problem solving skills and most definitel, patience! One was in the shape of a figure 8, one was a set of connected coils and the last one was two keys connected – the idea was to try to separate them and then reassemble. If we are being totally honest, this gave not only our stand visitors a real test of their abilities, but our team were also given a run for their money, and we won’t say who in our team did it the best!
Anyway, apart from doing the “huzzle” our team had a fantastic two days interacting with loads of businesses and hearing about a diverse range of future projects. It was inspiring to see people with product ambitions and especially on the back of a difficult two years – it gives such an encouraging feeling for the future of the economy.
Overall, it was two days of talent – being surrounded by the best talent in the sector and a test to see who was most talented at solving our “huzzles”
Now our team are back at Global HQ for a thorough event de-brief and a chance to draw the winner of our Huzzle Challenge – look out for our next blog which will feature news of who won a fabulous and totally Yorkshire Food Hamper.