Somerset Manufacturers Group: Manufacturing Clean Growth Challenge

Date — 
12th March 2020
Time — 
08:30 - 10:30
Venue — 
Somerset Energy Innovation Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 4FJ
Cost — 
Summary — 


Manufacturing Clean Growth Challenge (Featuring GridIMP)

Understand and improve your carbon footprint over breakfast at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre.

March's meeting will focus on clean growth within the manufacturing sector - currently a hot topic, and one that UK businesses are becoming increasingly aware of.

The group will share and compare the various steps already being taken to reduce their carbon footprint, with the aim of encouraging further improvements in this area by sharing collective knowledge and best practice.


Introducting Guest Speakers - GridIMP


Currently based at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre in Bridgwater, GridIMP are experts in energy management. Find out how they measure and address de-carbonisation in a demonstrable way, utilising low cost technological solutions to monitor and control energy demand.

Also, hear about how GridIMP's recent work with SMG member Somerlap has helped this Highbridge-based manufacturer to effectively plan their entry into a cleaner, flexible energy market, and the impact this has had on their business.



08:30: Welcome and Introduction (Bacon baps, pastries and tea/coffee will be served on arrival)

08:45: Plan for the Year (based on feedback from previous meetings)

08:50: Manufacturing Clean Growth Challenge

09:00: Guest speaker GridIMP - an overview of their AI Demand Management Technology, featuring Somerlap Case Study

09:45: Q&A

10:00: Manufacturing Clean Growth Challenge - Where are we now and where do we want to be?

10:30: Details of next meeting and close  


Book your place

Spaces are limited to two delegates per company. If you find the event is full, please register to join the waiting list - we'll let you know if a space becomes available!






About the Somerset Manufacturers Group

The Somerset Manufacturers Group (SMG) aims to provide opportunity for manufacturers across Somerset to collaborate and share best practice.

An inaugural meeting in Oct 2018 kick-started a calendar of site visits to a diverse range of manufacturers including Numatic International, TMB Patterns, and Coates English Willow; roundtables and workshops on themes such as managing poor performance, skills gaps and apprenticeships; and a focus on facilitating collaboration between members for the purposes of both operational and commercial benefit.

About Somerset Manufacturers Group membership

There is no obligation to become a 'Member' of the Somerset Manufacturers Group, and there is also no membership fee.

Meetings and events are free to attend, are held roughly every six weeks, and open to all manufacturers with a base in Somerset.


We take photographs and videos at Somerset Manufacturers Group events. Please notify SWMAS staff at the event if you do not wish to appear in them.


Get in touch

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Find out more about the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre

A  hub for ambitious businesses seeking to collaborate and target opportunities related to the low carbon and nuclear energy sectors.                                     


The centre offers meeting rooms, office space, collaborative hotdesk areas, and an on-site cafe to build a low carbon community in Somerset - CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE






























































































































































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