Building on success of Made in Sleaford show

James McNair, managing director, and Mark Dolby, sales manager of Great Plains farm machinery manufacturer of Sleaford at the Made in Sleaford event. EMN-160426-161441001
James McNair, managing director, and Mark Dolby, sales manager of Great Plains farm machinery manufacturer of Sleaford at the Made in Sleaford event. EMN-160426-161441001

After the success of the first-ever Made in Sleaford last year, the event designed to celebrate the quality and diversity of all things manufactured, produced or designed in the town, is back.

Based at the National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD) and Navigation Wharf on October 7-8, the festival provides a unique opportunity for local businesses and people to connect and find out more about each other.

The focus on the Friday will be on schools with up to 500 youngsters from Sleaford taking part in specially designed Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities with a range of local businesses including SHD Composites, 
Sleaford Quality Foods and Eco 2.

Businesses will have the chance to network in the evening, and on Saturday the exhibition is again open to the general public with emphasis on participation and demonstrations with activities planned for the whole family.

Organiser, North Kesteven District Council, hopes to build on the success of last year’s event which drew nearly 4,000 visitors to the town.

Coun Marion Brighton, Leader of the Council, said: “Sleaford boasts some fantastic manufacturing businesses, many of them with hard-earned global reputations for products, quality and service.

“We hope that Made in Sleaford gives businesses a platform to show what they are all about, not only to people who live in the town but also to those who are already in business here or looking to do business here.”

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