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Women in Manufacturing Onsite Insight

Event organiser: 

Lloyds Bank

Event format: In-person

Location: Produmax Ltd, Unit 2, Sapper Jordan Rossi Park, Otley Road, Shipley BD17 7AX

Maximum no. of attendees: 30

Unit 2, Sapper Jordan Rossi Park, Otley Road, Shipley BD17 7AX | Thursday 16th November 08:00 - 10:00

Event overview: 

Join us to showcase and encourage women & girls into manufacturing – this is through demonstrating role models, draw out and increase awareness on the options available and articulating experience and strengths with confidence.


You will hear from Mandy Ridyard of Produmax before embarking on a factory tour, with networking time to meet other women in manufacturing in the region. 


Why women in manufacturing is important

  • 26% of manufacturing workforce are female and 13% are from ethnic minority groups

  • A 2021 Make UK survey of Manufacturers in the UK found that only 67% of manufacturers have an ED&I strategy or are planning one, just 2% of the manufacturers have an average workforce age below 30 and Minority ethnic representation on boards is only 5%.

  • Women are 1.8x more likely to leave the industry (taken from Deloitte)

  • 71% believe standards of performance differ from men & women with 87% believing the standards is higher for women (taken from Deloitte)



8.15am-8.30am: Arrival and networking (Tea, coffee and breakfast sandwiches will be available)

8.45am –9.00am: Produmax shares story of business and how they have adopted new innovative practices for productivity, efficiency and net zero.

9.00am: Factory Tour

10am – close

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