New events programme for manufacturing and engineering businesses


New events programme for manufacturing and engineering businesses

11th September 2023

We have launched a new events programme of workshops and webinars for manufacturing and engineering businesses.

Horizon Works’ ‘Opportunities Series’ of events, which are being run in conjunction with industry partners, will be highlighting regional and national opportunities for engineering and manufacturing companies.

The first in the series will be ‘The Northumberland Opportunity’ in association with Advance Northumberland on 19th September at our Event Space at Northumberland Business Park near Cramlington.

At this event, Advance Northumberland will be presenting on developments in Northumberland’s key industrial sectors (including renewable energy), the support available to businesses, development sites, supply chain opportunities, skills and workforce development initiatives, and what’s on the horizon for the area. The event is free for manufacturing and engineering businesses, and also includes lunch, networking and a panel discussion.

This will be followed by ‘The Defence Opportunity’ on 24th October with guest speaker Andrew Kinniburgh, Director-General at Make UK Defence. The event will shine the spotlight on the opportunities available for North East-based manufacturing and engineering companies in the defence industry.

In addition, we have launched a ‘Get Prepped for 2024’ workshops and webinars series. This programme of events is geared up to help businesses review, plan and prepare their marketing for 2024. The sessions will be informative and interactive, and will cover market insight and strategy, getting the best out of LinkedIn, and marketing and brand essentials.

The first in the series of 12 events, Marketing Insight and Strategy Workshop – Get Prepped for 2024, will take place at our Event Space on 14th November. It will include tips on understanding market research and data, defining sales and marketing objectives, marketing tactics and channels and guidance on creating a marketing strategy and plan.

Samantha Vassallo, Managing Director of Horizon Works, said: “We’re delighted to be delivering a vibrant events programme at our purpose-built Event Space in Northumberland and online.

“Horizon Works is embedded into the manufacturing and engineering landscape, and we are looking forward to sharing our marketing knowledge with businesses through the ‘Get Prepped for 2024’ workshops and webinars. From providing guidance on improving LinkedIn activities, to shaping marketing plans for 2024, we’ll be using our expertise to help companies grow.

“And we’re excited to be working with partners such as Advance Northumberland and Make UK Defence, through the Opportunities Series. We’ll be giving businesses the chance to broaden their horizons, understand what’s happening on their doorstep and gain valuable insight into regional and industry developments.”

To view Horizon Works’ events series visit