Sponsors & Partners

Headline sponsor 2020

Liberty Speciality Steels is experienced in manufacturing highly engineered steels, with capabilities ranging from liquid steel production right through to high-value precision engineered components.

Liberty Speciality Steels HR Director Mick Hood said:

“We have been the headline sponsor for the Get up to Speed event from its beginning, 10 years ago and the company is proud to continue this association. The event brings awareness to the next generation of engineers and is critical to sustaining the skills and capability needed to support our business.”

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Headline Sponsor 2020

AESSEAL® designs, manufactures, and supplies mechanical sealing and reliability focused engineering solutions to major companies around the world, across a broad range of industries. AESSEAL® employs more than 1,600 employees in some 230 locations worldwide, of whom approximately 650 are in the UK and more than 330 in Rotherham, home to its Global Technology Centre HQ.

AESSEAL® is passionate about promoting engineering to students, regularly attending events aimed at promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects to students. AESSEAL® also offers both a 2 and 3-year manufacturing apprenticeship, starting in September every year, aimed at anyone seeking to start a career in engineering or manufacturing. AESSEAL® has a customer service strategy that is focused around giving customers such exceptional service that they need never seek another source of supply, and believes the best way to achieve this is through exceptional employees.

Stephen Shaw, Group Engineering Director said:

“For any country to be successful, it has to have a strong manufacturing and engineering base. Engineers of the future are vitally important to that success and events like Get up to Speed play a significant part in influencing potential young engineers into the profession. The inspiration they get from this event is evident and its importance cannot be overstated.”

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Headline sponsor 2020

CBE+ will be a headline sponsor of Get up to Speed again this year.

CBE+ heads up a group of innovative engineering companies in the Sheffield City Region, including Spire Laboratories, Pentag Gears, BG Engineering Ltd. and NiTEC.

With a management team committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers in the region, the company play an active role in organising Get up to Speed each year.

Marie Cooper, Group CEO of CBE+ explains:

“There are many reasons why we sponsor Get up to Speed and the main one is that it allows us to build on our relationships with the next generation of engineers. We recognise that by our region hosting such an influential event, young people are being inspired to follow their dreams into many different roles in engineering – this can only be a good thing, not only for our business but for the manufacturing sector in general.”

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Business Breakfast Sponsor 2020

With over 70 years combined experience, Elevation are market leaders in recruitment for the Engineering and Manufacturing sector with the largest team of its kind covering Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

‘Engineering and Manufacturing lie at the forefront of economic productivity in the Yorkshire Region and it’s continued success is reliant on young, talented engineers joining the industry. As specialists in recruitment for the Engineering and Manufacturing sector, Elevation Recruitment Group are proud to support the GUTS event that showcases the world class organisations we have in this region and to inspire the next generation of engineers to pursue careers in this crucial sector. ‘

John Bohan, Senior Director and Engineering & Manufacturing Lead at Elevation Recruitment Group

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VIP Lunch Sponsor 2020 - AVAILABLE

Sponsor the VIP Lunch this year at Get up to Speed.

Competitive packages are available, please contact us below.

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Construction Zone Sponsor 2020

CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland and Wales.

It’s their job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.

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Medical Zone Sponsor 2020 - AVAILABLE

Sponsor the Medical Zone this year at Get up to Speed.

Competitive packages are available, please contact us below.

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Rail Zone Sponsor 2020 - AVAILABLE

Sponsor the Rail Zone this year at Get up to Speed.

Competitive packages are available, please contact us below.

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Attraction sponsor 2020

Yamazaki Mazak is the world's largest manufacturer of computer controlled (CNC) metal-cutting machines. With over 260 different models, the Mazak product range includes CNC lathes, machining centres, multi-tasking machines and flexible manufacturing systems as well as laser processing machines.

Mazak supports the manufacturing of Formula 1 racing car components by uncompromised high-precision machining. McLaren has a total of 25 machines installed at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, UK including multi-tasking and multi-axis machines such as the INTEGREX, VORTEX and VARIAXIS, as well as QUICK TURN NEXUS Lathes, FJV and HYPER VARIAXIS Machine Centres.

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Innovation Competition SPONSOR 2020

The Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with Over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.

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Attraction & Schools Sponsor 2020

Highlander are an I.T. and telecoms provider with a strong reputation for delivering the highest standards in support, project delivery and commercial guidance.

With almost 20 years experience in developing and supporting systems for Small and Medium Sized Organisations, Highlander’s success has been in upholding its core principles in service delivery - Care - Dedication - Professionalism - Respect - Trust.

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Attraction & Schools Sponsor 2020

hlw Keeble Hawson are a team of 250 (119 lawyers which includes 31 partners) and offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster to service your requirements. They have looked after the people and businesses of Yorkshire for over 200 years and have an experienced team ready to advise on a wide range of legal areas.

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Attraction Sponsor 2020

BHP is the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. With over 300 staff and 36 partners across five offices, providing advisory, assurance, corporate finance and tax services.

Lisa Leighton, Joint Managing Partner at BHP said: “We’re very proud to be sponsoring ‘Get up to Speed 2020’ – an interactive and inspiring event which showcases the fantastic array of STEM related careers open to young people today.

“At BHP, we understand how important it is to engage young people in career routes they might not have considered before, opening up opportunities and promoting diversity. What’s more, events like this are central in supporting the creation of skills and expertise in a future generation that will enhance not only our region, but our national economy as a whole.”

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Video Sponsor 2020

Hydra Creative are a national award winning full service creative agency offering digital expertise and excellent client service. Return on investment is why so many successful companies come back to them again and again. They have over 10 years’ solid experience in the digital industry, with a proven track record for creating effective digital marketing solutions, whatever the sector.

Their services include web design, digital marketing, graphics, branding, bespoke software, video and 3D visuals. They have worked with some great clients, nearly all of whom come through word of mouth - client satisfaction and return on investment for their clients are their markers of success.

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10th Anniversary Brochure Sponsor

Made In Sheffield is one of the World's great brands, made famous internationally as a mark of origin and quality on the City's manufactured products.

Today, Sheffield is a successful 21st century City of Makers, boasting world-class companies in sectors as diverse as advanced manufacturing, materials technology, the creative and digital industries, food, biomedical / healthcare technology and the creative & digital industries.

Sheffield City Regions companies now have the opportunity to declare their proud Sheffield credentials through the use of the Made In Sheffield Mark, a symbol of the City's ongoing commitment to quality and excellence.

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10th Anniversary Brochure Sponsor

The Regional Manufacturing Forum is an organisation run by manufacturers for manufacturers, in partnership with the Cutlers’ Company, all the Chambers of Commerce in the region and the EEF members in the region. It also acts as the Manufacturing Sector Group for the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Forum’s objective is to support and promote manufacturing businesses in the Sheffield City Region. We aim to do this by Informing, Influencing and encouraging Innovation.

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T-Shirt Sponsor 2020

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions, with over 110,000 members in more than 140 countries, working at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries.

The Institution believes it can improve the world through engineering, finding and nurturing new talent, helping engineers build their careers and taking on the challenges that, when solved, will make a difference to us all. In the UK, engineering has achieved great successes, but in a quiet way. IMechE looks to shout about the achievements of its members and the industry, taking a positive, inspiring message into schools and out into the media.

"The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is once again pleased to support the Get Up To Speed event. It is a fantastic and unique opportunity for young people to gain an awareness of the exciting and rewarding careers Engineering and other STEM fields can provide. The event also gives engineering companies within South Yorkshire the chance to demonstrate the cutting edge technologies these young people could one day be a part of developing right here in the region.”

Luke Farmer – Regional Chairman, IMechE Yorkshire Region

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KEY-RING Sponsor 2020

Orchid Orthopaedic Solutions is a worldwide leader of medical device outsourcing services from design and development through finished goods manufacturing.

Orchid is a global company offering a broad array of services and capabilities for orthopaedic and medical device development and manufacturing.

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Organiser & PR Sponsor 2020

Dragonfly PR are a dedicated PR and Content Marketing Agency with over 20 years' experience in construction and manufacturing, food and technology.

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Vulcan to the Sky Trust is partnering with GUTS this year and will bringing two aircraft! Vulcan to the Sky Trust already has an established education programme, working with schools, colleges and other organisations. In her new life, still able to accelerate dramatically along the runway, Vulcan Bomber XH558 will build on this exciting provenance to inspire and educate new generations of young people, focussing on the technical skills that our country needs so badly.

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Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy develops engineering undergraduate students to become leaders of tomorrow, who create positive impact in research and industry.

We recruit talent from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering, work with industry partners and academics, and fast track the development of engineering leaders with the skills, confidence and aptitude to make a positive difference.

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RiDO is the business support arm of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, providing a range of services to business from start-up support to property, people to supply chain.

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VeryCreative are a market leader in the global delivery of technical support and production services for live events. From a small meeting to an international conference or seminar, VeryCreative will support your needs. Conceived, Designed, Managed and Delivered by experienced in-house professionals who care about the outcome of your event.

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work-wise is an employer inspired and led initiative for engineering, manufacturing and related sectors to support the development of young people so they have the knowledge, skills, aptitude and opportunities for employment within the Sheffield City Region.

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CQ Strategic Marketing provides marketing strategy, planning, training, coaching and practical support tailored to your individual business. We provide ongoing support or one off projects to SME's and business support organisations in local, national and international markets. We specialise in the engineering and manufacturing and professional services sectors throughout South and West Yorkshire, with regional offices in Leeds and Rotherham.

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The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing helps manufacturers of any size to become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes.

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