Watch UK Manufacturing Keynote Speeches On-Demand

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As part of our August virtual business expo - Backing Britain Live 2020 - we hosted keynote speeches from British business leaders, to provide an insight into the future of a variety of different UK industries.

Did you know that you can watch all of our Keynote Speech events on-demand? Catch up with any events that you missed and discover exclusive, key insights from your industry for free at Virtual Events.


Stephen Loftus CCO at Brompton Bikes - WATCH

Sponsors of the Backing Britain event, Brompton Bicycle have been described as producing “the mother of all folding bikes” by The Telegraph.

Stephen is Chief Commercial Officer at Brompton Bikes with extensive FMCG and start-up business experience.

Stephen’s centred around the idea which has been echoed by the UK government in recent months about the importance of using fewer cars and more bikes; “Is this the new golden age for cycling?”


Richard Franklin UK MD of Airbus Defence and Space - WATCH

Richard has been part of the team at Airbus for 4 years and has recently been appointed UK Managing Director alongside being head of secure communications. 


Andy Palmer former CEO of Aston Martin - WATCH

Before arriving at Aston Martin back in 2014, Andy worked for Nissan Motor Company for 23 years, reaching Chief Operating Officer after 13 years living in Japan and China. As CEO of Aston Martin for 6 years, Andy’s dream was to “to challenge the erosion of British industry”, something the Made in Group also strives to do every day. With extensive knowledge in the Automotive sector, Andy focused his speech on “The future of the Automotive Industry in the UK”.


Dominic Cartwright CEO of Gardner Aerospace - WATCH

Dominic has extensive experience in the Aerospace sector. Before taking on the role of CEO at Gardner Aerospace a couple of years ago, Dominic was Managing Director at Prodrive and before then MD of CTG - part of UTC Aerospace Systems. At Backing Britain Live, Dominic provided expert insight about the Aerospace sector and supply chains in the UK. 


Graeme Hackland CIO of Williams F1 - WATCH

Graeme is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at one of the leading Formula 1 teams. With over 23 years experience in Formula 1, Williams brought Graeme on board to “drive the digital and information technology transformation programme.”


Rhys Herbert Senior Sector Economist for Lloyds Bank - WATCH

Rhys has been a senior economist for the past 17 years, previously working for the likes of National Statistics and Oxford Economics.


Janet Mui Investment Director at Brewin Dolphin - WATCH

Janet is an Investment Director at Brewin Dolphin, and a frequent commentator in written and televised media, including the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters etc. Janet covered the following topics:

  • Made ‘BUY’ the Midlands –The Shrinking Supply Chain
  • Covid 19 Recovery - Economic Macro House View
  • How Does That Impact on Manufacturing in the UK – How Do We See That Changing?
  • The Impact on Supply chains – visibility/reliability/onshoring


DR Douglas Dawson CEO of Liberty House Group - WATCH

Dr Douglas Dawson is a prominent British business leader with a 30-year track record of achievement and success within the UK and international engineering, manufacturing and industrial sectors. His keynote speech focused on the following points:

  • Reshaping the 9 to 5 commute, business travel, digital awareness and the “office” of the 2020’s
  • Turning Industry Green & Carbon vs Green Drive Trains and mobility in the future!
  • Death of the High Street - Yes or No ?
  • The pandemic has not treated us all equally in business and person to person !
  • Big Govt Big Borrowing ! – How do we pay for it ?
  • Reversing the Globalisation of Supply Chains – Go Global Think Local !
  • The “Last Mile” – the battleground for logistics and customer service


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