Made in Sleaford event celebrates town’s industrial and technological contribution to economy

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Some 37 businesses exhibited at the second Made in Sleaford event which celebrated the town’s contributions to the economy.

Organised by North Kesteven District Council, the event was held over two days on October 7 and 8 at the National Centre for Craft and Design at Navigation Wharf, Sleaford’s industrial core.

The aim of Made in Sleaford was to connect local business with local people as well as schools and it hopes to support the local economy by raising awareness of opportunities for employment, networking and collaboration.

Workshops were held by several of the town’s key players including SHD Composits, Sleaford Quality Foods and Moy Park as well as business networking opportunities.

It also provided the opportunity for people to find out all about the range of products created, designed and manufactured in the town.

Councillor Marion Brighton, leader of North Kesteven District Council, said: “We are delighted that the second Made in Sleaford has been such a success, building on the inaugural event last year.

“The town has some brilliant manufacturing businesses, many of them with hard-earned global reputations for products, quality and service.

“It is important that they are able to showcase what they do, especially to young people who are considering what they want to do in their career.

“As a council, we are committed to supporting our economy and will continue to look at ways of doing this.”