TEAM holds free monthly networking events for those involved with manufacturing, including advisors, suppliers and industrial companies. Guest speakers are invited to talk on topical subjects, background to their success and problems they have encountered and solved.

Meetings will alternate between closed events for invited advisors to network and share business intelligence about the manufacturing sector and open meetings when manufacturers and advisors will hear from industry experts and the support available from TEAM.

Diary of events

TEAM Open Meeting

High Value Manufacturing

‘How SMEs can succeed in this field’

Date:  11 March 2016

Location: The SGS College facility at Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Time 8:00am – 10:00am

Dr Mark Swift of WMG will speak about the emergence of High Value manufacturing and how SMEs can succeed in this field. He will also explain how WMG and Catapult can help SMEs to grow and succeed.

During over ten years at Warwick, Mark has worked with both large and small organisations. In particular, he developed a group-wide IT development methodology for non-vehicle projects within BMW AG and MG-Rover Group. This followed working closely with over fifty small engineering businesses to determine the requirement and status of collaborative methods and tools within the automotive supply chain. The outcome of this research was the deployment of Virtual Teaming practices including video conferencing technology and a methodology specifically configured for small businesses, implemented within forty small engineering businesses.

Dr Swift is head of the Knowledge Exchange programme and SME programmes at the International Digital Laboratory at WMG. He has considerable experience in bringing innovative research to market, running knowledge transfer programmes, working with small businesses and delivering publicly funded regional development programmes.

WMG was founded by Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya in 1980 to help reinvigorate UK manufacturing. The Group has grown into an international role model for how universities and business can successfully work together.

About Team

TEAM are Expert Advisors to Manufacturing they represent a range of different organisations who work directly with the manufacturing industry in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties.

There will be opportunity to discuss High Value manufacturing and to network with like minded people all of whom are committed to ensuring the continued success of the manufacturing industry in Gloucestershire.

This event is open to invited guests and organisations directly involved in manufacturing only, to request an invitation please email your details to

Please note this is not a breakfast networking event but tea and coffee will be available.


8:00am – 8:30am Registration and networking.

8:30am – 9:30am Presentations

9:30am – 10:00am Networking

10:00am Close.

TEAM: Supporting Manufacturing in Gloucestershire and beyond.