IORMA Webinar : Green Manufacturing – what this involves and how to achieve success

IORMA Webinar : Green Manufacturing – what this involves and how to achieve success

Thursday 2 December 2021

The two authors of a recent book on this subject will outline some of the practical solutions that companies producing and manufacturing goods could take to achieve net-zero goals.

Harnessing new technologies will be crucial in the process of reducing carbon emissions including automation, digitisation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), robotics, wind and solar power……

The success of manufacturing in the UK is crucial, employing 2.7 million, accounting for 45% of total exports (£275bn), 69% of business research and development – but contributing 13% of UK’s carbon emissions.

The Climate crisis is centre stage across the globe. The UK should take up the challenge and  lead the way in identifying green manufacturing solutions. Join the discussion with the experts and the companies which are taking steps to reduce their carbon emissions.

A video of this Webinar appears below:


Beverley Nielsen

Beverley Nielsen, Executive Director, IDEAS, Birmingham City University, Co-Author of Green Manufacturing and IORMA Advisory Board Member

Associate Professor Councillor Beverley Nielsen is Director at the Institute for Design, Economic Acceleration & Sustainability (IDEAS), a ‘think and do’ tank at Birmingham City University where she has worked for the past 12 years.
Beverley has helped over 45 start-ups through early stages of growth providing support with business planning and access to customers, funding and market sector expertise.

She has personally started two businesses in the past eight years – Boundless Outdoors, which she chairs providing outdoor activities for all ages. Beverley also Chairs Ultra Light Rail Partners which promotes clean, green, ultra low-cost, high-quality tram-train solutions, designed and made in the West Midlands.

Beverley founded Birmingham Made Me promoting design-led brands across the West Midlands and linking emerging talent with established businesses to help drive innovative design and development.

Prior to that she was MD at Fired Earth and Director of AGA Rangemaster plc for a decade and Director for the CBI West Midlands. As a Councillor she was elected to Malvern Hills District Council in May 2019 where she holds the Economic Development Portfolio. 


Richard Hagan, Managing Director, Crystal Doors

Richard Hagan

Richard is founder and MD of Crystal Doors. Having led the company through an award-winning sustainability transformation, he now devotes a significant portion of his time to helping other SMEs transition to net zero and is a regular guest speaker for leading business organisations such as Make UK, the IoD and The Manufacturer.

He sits on the Climate Emergency Committee at Make UK, is an ambassador for the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill and also actively supports the Industry 4.0 agenda as a Fellow of IN4.0 Group and advocate of Made Smarter.

Jules Morgan, Co-Founder, KPM Marine

Jules Morgan

The KPM Group of Companies which Jules co-founded twenty nine years ago are specialists in the design and manufacture of innovative products and solutions to the marine industry.

Jules started as an apprentice on the shopfloor at 15 and subsequently worked for Phillips Research Laboratories, medical division and has been consultant  to Apple Computers, BAE, Hewlett Packard and Psion to name a few.

Jules holds an Honours and Master’s Degree from Brunel and Warwick Universities and was awarded an NSF scholarship to research Mechatronics and AI at Rhode Island University in the Robotics research department in 1985.

Jules has also been the recipient of the international Spirit of Innovation Award three times.

Ben Towe, Group Managing Director, Hadley Group

Ben Towe

Ben Towe started his career at Carillion in 2003 after qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer from Aston University.

Joining Hadley Group in January 2006 as a Manufacturing Support Engineer, Ben soon progressed to the role of Director of Hadley Group Technology, joining the Main Board in 2011. More recently he has been appointed Group Managing Director where he will continue to drive the company’s growth strategy.

A privately owned company, Hadley Group is a global cold rollforming  manufacturing business. Built on engineering excellence, the company prides itself on innovation in rollforming technology.

For more information about IORMA’s series of webinars and the opportunities to speak in and sponsor, go to IORMA Events

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