industry 4.0

‘Reinventing The Northern Economy’ Event – Industry 4.0

How combining advanced materials technology and Industry 4.0 techniques are key to making the Sheffield City Region a modern manufacturing powerhouse

Marylebone – Difference Marketing client Hampleton Partners, the international technology M&A advisory firm is co-hosting an event on the role of advanced materials: how these will allow manufacturers to make leaps in productivity, efficiency and competitiveness and the impact they will have on the Sheffield City Region’s future as a world centre for materials innovation and technology.

The event, titled The Future for Advanced Materials in Manufacturing – What 2018 holds for Sheffield City Region as a world centre for innovation and application is the second in the `Reinventing the Northern Economy` series being held to generate discussion, action and partnerships around the theme of Industry 4.0.

The event, in conjunction with UK-wide law firm Freeths, brings together local, private and public sector hi-tech business leaders; entrepreneurs; investors; academics; legal and finance experts who are all combining to drive the manufacturing renaissance in Sheffield City Region.

This latest event starts at 3.30pm, 30 November 2017, at the Curzon Cinema, Sheffield. Complimentary tickets are available here.

The Sheffield City Region already contains a wealth of world-class companies and state-of-the-art industrial metal and composite research facilities, but these need to grasp new opportunities. The next five years will see more changes in industrial operations than the previous twenty as we enter a phase of unprecedented acceleration in automation and data exchange in the manufacturing and distribution industries.

Industry 4.0 will involve technologies such as cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which will, together, create the “smart factories” of the future whilst the integration of information and operational technologies and the application of cybersecurity, diagnostics and artificial intelligence to deliver faster time to market and efficiency of distribution.

Speakers and panel members will include

  •          Mark Tomlinson, Managing Director – Materials Manufacturing Centre, Metalysis
  •          Chemical engineer, entrepreneur and investor, Dr. Andrew King, President of GreatCell Solar Ltd  
  •          Entrepreneur, technology marketer and tech M&A specialist, Jonathan Simnett, Director at Hampleton Partners.

Topics under discussion at the event will include: Sheffield City Region’s economic opportunity as a centre for advanced materials research, development and manufacture; fundamental drivers for the emergence of local materials technology companies and why planned M&A will be a critical component for advanced manufacturing companies to achieve growth, scale and force continuous innovation and investment.  

Jonathan Simnett, director, Hampleton Partners, says: “Hampleton sees great potential in developments such as the Advanced Manufacturing Park, where Metalysis, and other Northern tech and advanced manufacturing companies, are building world-class businesses. But to continue to be successful they must not only harness technological innovation, but also advanced investment and management approaches and M&A strategies to drive robust and lasting growth.”

Adrian Hackett, Sheffield-based partner at Freeths, says: “Sheffield City Region has a long history of developing innovative materials and processing techniques which started when Benjamin Huntsman pioneered his crucible method of steel production in 1740. With this latest event and the community we’re building around it, we’re looking into an exciting future – the fourth industrial revolution – and building on the wealth of business, technology and manufacturing expertise that the region has to offer.”


Media information

For further information and tickets to the event, please contact

Hampleton Partners –  Jane Henry

Email: jane@marylebonemarketing.com

Mobile: +44 789 666 8155


About Hampleton Partners

Hampleton Partners is at the forefront of international Mergers and Acquisitions advisory for companies with technology at their core.

Hampleton’s experienced deal makers have built, bought and sold over 100 fast-growing tech businesses worth billions and now provide hands-on expertise and unrivaled international advice to tech entrepreneurs and the companies who are looking to accelerate growth and maximise value.

With offices in London, Frankfurt and San Francisco, Hampleton offers a global perspective with regional and sector expertise in: Automotive Tech, IoT, AI, FinTech, Cybersecurity, VR/AR, HealthTech, Digital Marketing, Enterprise Software, SaaS & Cloud, E-commerce.

Download Hampleton’s hi tech sector market analysis reports here: https://hampletonpartners.com/research/

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