HARTLEPOOL has been chosen as the venue for a major seminar for firms working in the engineering industry.
The Teesside Engineering Network (TEN) will hold its fifth seminar on Friday, June 20, at the Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience.
But any firms which are interested in attending have been urged to put forward their names now as places are limited.
Guest speakers at the event include Mark Snell, who is business development manager for a company called Applied Graphene.
Also speaking will be Jerry Hopkinson, from Hartlepool’s dockland owners PD Ports.
Both Mr Snell and Mr Hopkinson will outline the potential opportunities for local companies, as well as giving an outline of their own businesses.
The event is sponsored by Francis Brown, Industrial & Marine Hydraulics, Axiom Engineering Associates and Nortech Solutions Group.
Francis Brown managing director Jamie Brown said: “We are very pleased that we are achieving exactly what we set out to do with the Teesside Engineering Network.”
He said more and more delegates from engineering firms were attending with each event and added: “The more that attend, the more that benefit from being able to position themselves within the engineering community of the Tees Valley through this dedicated business to business networking opportunity.”
Mr Hopkinson said PD Ports was one of the UK’s major seaports and was in the top four ports in the UK.
It handles 40 million tonnes of cargo annually.
He added: “The Teesside Engineering Network is a business forum we can certainly relate to and fully support.”
He said support for the supply chain underpinned the business.
The event is supported by the local enterprise partnership Tees Valley Unlimited as well as Hartlepool Borough Council.
It is free to attend but registration for the remaining places is essential, by visiting www.teesside-engineering-network.co.uk