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Industry Forum appointed as ‘First provider’ for the Aerospace & Civil Nuclear Sharing In Growth programmes

Industry Forum appointed as ‘First provider’ for the Aerospace & Civil Nuclear Sharing In Growth programmes

SMMT Industry Forum is proud to have been selected as one of the delivery partners for the innovative and ambitiousSharing in Growth programmes in the Aerospace and Civil Nuclear sectors. Both of these programmes will raise the capability of progressive UK Aerospace and Civil Nuclear suppliers so that they can take full advantage of the anticipated growth in their sectors.

Our other partners on the programme include:

  • Rolls-Royce plc
  • Unipart Expert Practices
  • Institute for Manufacturing
  • Alexander Mann Solutions
  • Global Integration
  • Inspire

SMMT Industry Forum’s expertise and experience in Supply Chain Development secured the prestigious position of ‘First Provider’ for Supplier Development Leaders and ‘Sole Provider’ for employee engagement in Business Improvement Techniques.

In co-operation with the other selected delivery partners, SMMT Industry Forum will be deeply involved in four year programmes with up to 55 UK suppliers. In each programme SMMT Industry Forum will support them through a structured approach to improve their competitiveness in three main stages:

1. Engage – A comprehensive business diagnostic leading to a robust 4 year business case.

2. Develop – Tailored, high intensity training for Management and Staff including:

  • Leadership
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Lean production
  • Modern manufacturing
  • Sub-tier management
  • Cost management

3. Sustain – Ongoing support to ensure that the business case is realised and improvements sustained.

“I am very pleased that Industry Forum has won a place as a delivery partner on the ambitious Sharing In Growth programmes. We are looking forward to playing our part in improving competitiveness in these key sectors and creating new jobs in the United Kingdom.”

Mark Hopkins – Sector Manager, Aerospace and Defence