Unison Ltd Welcomes over 100 Manufacturers for an incredible breakfast morning

September 3rd, 2018

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Unison Ltd hosted a business breakfast event sponsored by Scarborough UTC, with the influential Scarborough Business Ambassadors in partnership with Made in Yorkshire and it was attended by more than 100 business leaders and representatives from Yorkshire based manufacturing and engineering companies to network, share best practice and industry insights at their manufacturing facility in Scarborough.
A gleaming pair of Bentleys were the stars of a high-level Yorkshire business gathering to help talk up the region’s manufacturing, industrial and engineering base. Hand-crafted Bentleys in aegean blue and burnt orange were on display at the entrance to the award-winning engineering company Unison in Scarborough, which hosted the meeting.
Bentley Motors representatives included Michael Carr, general manager of JCT 600 Leodis Court dealership in Leeds who had driven one of the luxury cars to the event, and Dr Mark Marsh, head of after-sales, product and launch management at Crewe-based Bentley.

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He spoke of the worldwide “megatrends” facing the motor industry, including emissions and climate change, legislation, electrification of vehicles and ever-increasing digital connectivity that was impacting on car design and engineering. He added that global changes that were leading to greater urbanisation and the rise of the Asian car market in particular.
He said: “There are huge issues associated with the pace of change and how we cope with that.”
He said Bentley was helping to expand skillsets by supporting engineering and design-based University Technical Colleges.
“The future is bright and exciting. The UK workforce can do some amazing things,” he said.
The event was sponsored by Scarborough UTC and guests included McCain Foods which is investing £100m in its Scarborough base, £3.2 billion polyhalite developer Sirius Minerals, property developers Caddick Group, structural steel group Severfield which helped to build the London Shard, Boeing and Rosti Automotive.

made in yorkshire breakfast event

John Pendleton, MD of Rosti, president of Made in Yorkshire and chairman of Scarborough UTC, said: “This is fantastic region with lots of opportunities.”
Leading guests also included Colin Sirett and Adrian Allen, of the Sheffield University-linked Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, known as the AMRC With Boeing.
Peter Wilkinson, chairman of the 13 well-connected directors of Scarborough Business Ambassadors and a non-executive director at Unison Ltd which has a base in Virginia in the US from where half the company’s turnover derives, said: “There are a lot of people investing in Scarborough. It has become the epitome of ambition, with cracking business companies and 12 international engineering companies.”
Made in Yorkshire director Chrissie Gale said: “There are 12,500 engineering and manufacturing businesses in Yorkshire. There are also businesses with £50m to £60m turnover but under the radar in textiles, food and drink and other sectors, and we are helping them and engineering and manufacturing businesses to raise their profile. We need it given the current political climate.”

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About Unison Ltd
Established in 1973, Unison Ltd is the UK’s leading manufacturer of tube and pipe bending machines, with the largest range of all-electric tube benders from 5/8” (16mm) to 10” (273mm) in diameter. Unison Ltd has continued to innovate the tube and pipe bending marketplace, from manufacturing the world’s first all-electric tube bender in 1994 and the world’s first all-electric multi-stack tube bender, to building the world’s largest tube bender for Westcon Yard AS, who operate one of the most modern and successful shipyards in the industry.
Unison’s tube bending software is recognised as the most user-friendly control system for tube bending machines. The software is written and supported by Unison, ensuring complete control of its evolution and no need for third party support. www.unisonltd.com


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