AGM delivers member updates

Hosted at the South West Institute of Technology building, the 2023 NDMA AGM welcomed members and guests on 14th June

The evening commenced with an update on the organisation’s progress since regrouping post-pandemic, combined with the usual formalities of the Annual General Meeting.

Chairman, Tim Puttick, thanked his committee for their efforts, noting the events and activities that have been taking place as well as a return to healthy finances for the association. He explained that this now means there is a responsibility on the group to use the funds to deliver enhanced benefits to members, with a number of plans in the pipeline.

Key announcements:

New, funded “problem solving” Lean training programme in consultation

  • A tailored Lean workshop for up-to 10 participants to run from a host venue in North Devon will be put to members to signal their interest. It is hoped that this will remove some of the traditional distance barriers for North Devon companies to access a high-quality skills programme. More news on this soon!

Changes to NDMA newsletter process

  • You may have noticed that the NDMA newsletter looks different. In an effort to automate some of the web processes, your news is now automatically. If you’re a member and not getting news, please fill in the contact form and request inclusion in the list!

North Devon Manufacturing Map

  • NDMA is working with Petroc College and Torridge & North Devon District Councils to develop an interactive map promoting the amazing manufacturing and opportunities on our doorstep. If you’d like to get involved, please let us know via the contact page

NDMA Awards 2023 – entries now open!

The formal meeting closed with committee elections. Each officer remained in post and the committee was re-elected en-bloc.

A networking buffet supper was followed by another fantastic and thought provoking Lean exercise by Phil Halse of SWMAS