at the Twelfth Annual - SWMAS

at the Twelfth Annual - SWMAS


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Join us for an evening of Celebration

at the Twelfth Annual

Awards Dinner

hosted by

North Devon Manufacturers Association


Join us for an evening of

Master of Ceremonies for the Evening

Awards as we celebrate all Michael Underwood

that has been achieved over Michael has more than 12 years experience as

a Professional Toastmaster. A graduate of the

2009Your this past year in North Devon

Professional Toastmaster’s Academy and a Fellow

The seven categories

of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters, Michael

is invited to ‘host’ functions throughout the UK.

> Manufacturer of the Year

> Best Team of the Year

> Apprentice of the Year

> Trainee of the Year

> Sustainable Innovation

Scheme of the Year

> Innovative Idea of the Year

> Best Transformation of the Year

The judging panel

Clive Turner – EEF

Brian Fowler – SEMTA

Clive Rowe – North Devon College

Caroline Millman – Train to Gain (SW)

Your After Dinner Speaker

Shaun Ellis

Shaun Ellis is a wolf behaviour expert who

conducts research in a unique and sometimes

controversial way: by living with wolves and

becoming part of their world. Believing that

living as close to wolves as possible is the best

possible way to understand them, he has in the

past immersed himself into wolf society. During

the study periods he lives and behaves like them

– howling, licking and snarling – even eating and

playing alongside them. Shaun is based in the

UK at Combe Martin Wildlife Park in North Devon.

There he has a resident wolf pack which he

manages and observes on a daily basis.

Shaun is currently working with Channel 5

and Tigress productions/ Animal Planet US on

numerous projects. Shaun is keen to investigate

potential future applications for man’s relationship

with not only wolves but other species both

domestic and wild. He is involved with research

projects in both Poland and Yellowstone Park,


The North Devon Manufacturers

Association with South West

Manufacturing Advisory Service invite

you To Celebrate at

Cedars Inn,

Bickington Road,

Barnstaple, EX31 2HE


Wednesday, 11th March 2009

6.30pm for 7pm

carriages at 11pm

Lounge suits / cocktail dress

Hosted by: Michael Underwood

with our special after

dinner speaker: Shaun Ellis

A raffle will be held to support Help for Heroes Charity


(by completing the booking form)

About the sponsors

North Devon


Association exists

to promote the

Manufacturing Industry aswell as

promoting local business issues.

We give the industry a voice and

encourage quality and standards.

We create a network with common

interest assisting our members to

master these issues.


South West Manufacturing

Advisory Service (South West

MAS) is run by manufacturers for

manufacturers and is dedicated

to providing companies in the

South West with the best available

information and advice. Offering

free or subsidised hands-on

support from manufacturing

specialists, South West MAS is

focused on securing the future

of manufacturing in the region by

helping manufacturing businesses

improve productivity, reduce waste

and compete more effectively in the



EEF is the industry

body for engineering

and manufacturing

employers offering

invaluable business advice,

business resources and Business

support services such as

Employment Law, HR, Health &

Safety, Environmental services.


Train to Gain is a

joint investment -

with business and

the Government

working together to boost

businesses by improving the skills

of individual staff members.

Train to Gain can help businesses:

• get the essential skills to boost

your business performance

• improve your business efficiency

and increase profits

• help your staff grow in motivation

and confidence


North Devon

College North

Devon College is

a Tertiary College

situated in Barnstaple, North

Devon. It is a highly successful

and expanding institution delivering

further and higher education to a

broad geographical community in

one of the most attractive areas of




is working



to improve performance through

skills. Semta is the Sector Skills

Council for Science, Engineering

and Manufacturing Technologies.

Every business depends on the

skills of its workforce to drive

productivity, growth and success.

Semta works with companies in its

sector to understand skills needed

and provide solutions to meet those

needs. Visit:

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