On September 28th 2023, we celebrated National Manufacturing Day at CBE+.
Our CEO, Marie Cooper, hosted a presentation, lunch and site tours to showcase the ongoing improvements at our facility in Chesterfield. We invited some of our key stakeholders along to celebrate the day with us, thanking them for their continued support.
Our visitors where able to see our latest investments, including our 3-axis Leadwell V-30IF with a rotary table, our 5-axis machine Spinner U630 and our robotic automated Electroless Nickel Plating line.
Alongside National Manufacturing Day, we supported Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in their annual Coffee Morning. We sold homemade cakes, biscuits, coffee and sold raffle tickets, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Marie Cooper, Group CEO of CBE+, said:
“At CBE+ we are committed to charity giving and supporting causes close to our employees’ hearts. Combining this with welcoming stakeholders to the business was a great way to showcase our capabilities whilst raising money.”
What is National Manufacturing Day?
National Manufacturing Day is a Make UK initiative giving manufacturers the opportunity to showcase the range of highly skilled and well-paid jobs they have on offer by throwing open their doors in a UK wide Open House on Thursday 28th September 2023.
Local communities will have the chance to see the potential careers and jobs on offer within our wonderfully diverse manufacturing sector – there are career opportunities for school leavers, graduates and people looking to reskill at all levels.
National Manufacturing Day is a celebration of all of the sub sectors including automotive, food and drink, oil and gas, aerospace, defence, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
National Manufacturing Day events helps to show the reality of modern manufacturing careers, looking to engage with students, parents, teachers, community leaders and local residents.
How do CBE+ contribute to our Community?
At CBE+, we strongly believe in giving back to the community around us. It is important that young people and adults are aware of the opportunities in STEM subjects and have access to pursue such careers. We work with local schools and communities around us to help engage young minds, and to teach them about the manufacturing industry and show them potential career options.
We sponsor the biggest STEM events for young people in South Yorkshire annually: Get Up To Speed with STEM and North Star Science School. We believe these are pivotal for young learners, to open doors to the skilled careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries. These projects are ran by local charity The Work-wise Foundation who work with businesses to develop young people to give them the skills, knowledge and aptitude for the world of work.