New Manufacturing Network aims to grow sector in Surrey Heath

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A new Surrey Heath Manufacturing Network has been launched in partnership with Surrey Chambers of Commerce.   

The network aims to improve collaboration among local manufacturing and engineering businesses; facilitating shared learning, creating supply chain opportunities and offering business support – elevating innovation and growth in Surrey.    

Councillor Kel Finan-Cooke, Portfolio Holder for Economic and Income Development, Surrey Heath Borough Council said “I’m really pleased to see the creation of this network. Surrey Heath is fortunate to be home to many manufacturing and engineering businesses and it is important the Council provides support to these industries.    

Through sector-specific events, workshops, and tailored support services, the Council aims to establish this network as a place where businesses can exchange knowledge, explore synergies, and collectively address challenges.   

We will also address the local skills gap, work with industry experts to support net zero objectives and look ahead at future technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI). to improve productivity within the sector.”  

The first event for this network is due to take place in April and will be hosted by Amazon Filters.  More details will be shared soon.  

Neil Pizzey, Managing Director, Amazon Filters said; “Amazon Filters is happy to host the first Manufacturing and Engineering network meeting at our premises in Camberley. We are looking forward to sharing some of our challenges and working together to find solutions. We welcome other Manufacturers to join us to create a vibrant, supportive network.”     

Louise Punter, CEO, Surrey Chambers of Commerce added; “Much of the work Surrey Chambers does is around bringing businesses and other organisations together so that they can share challenges, best practice and business support opportunities.   

We are delighted to be focusing on the Manufacturing sector and look forward to building an effective, productive network.”   

The Surrey Heath Manufacturing Network has been set up by the Council’s Economic Development team as part of the Economic Development Strategy for the borough.  

Surrey Heath Economic Development Strategy  

Surrey Heath has a vibrant and dynamic local economy, a high quality of life and strong connectivity. The Council is committed to delivering, enabling and supporting economic development to ensure that existing and new opportunities are maximised for the benefit of businesses, residents and visitors.  

The Surrey Heath Economic Development Strategy provides an ambitious road map for good growth and prosperity of the local economy from 2023 to 2028. It identifies opportunities for accelerated economic growth and resilience whilst, taking a proactive approach to mitigating the global, regional and local challenges impacting the Borough.  

Find out more about Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Economic Development strategy on our website -  

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