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Inspiring Stories: Mandy Ridyard, Produmax

Event organiser: 

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Event format: Presentation/ Q&A

Maximum no. of attendees: 100

Friday 19th March | 09:30-10:00

Event overview: 

Throughout the week the LEP is hosting a series of events from forward-thinking innovators and innovative businesses in the Leeds City Region.


It’s an opportunity to hear about their innovation journey, learnings and advice to offer insight and expertise to businesses who may be looking to innovate. Followed by a Q&A.

Speaker: Mandy Ridyard, Financial Director of Produmax

As co-owner & FD of Produmax, Mandy has completely transformed the culture of this award-winning aerospace engineering business and helped shape its impressive growth through leadership, engagement, and the adoption of new technology. Her innovative thinking had helped crown Produmax as national SME of the Year from MAKE UK.

Working as Chair of Space Hub Yorkshire and Co-Chair of the Local Digital Skills Partnership as well as positions on the LEP, Bradford Economic Recovery Board and Bradford Sustainable Development Partnership she contributes to key initiatives and concerns on a regional basis. As a Skills Commissioner for the thought leading Future Ready Skills Commission, she was able to provide insight into this important national agenda from a practical perspective. Always pragmatic, her passions are inspiring young people and especially women into the world of engineering and improving productivity by harnessing the power of people.

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