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Manufacturing Industry Forum

To ensure that the manufacturing sector thrives in the regional area, Sussex Chamber of Commerce has a manufactoring forum to help companies to create more opportunities and to connect with other businesses. 

The Forum’s objective is to support and promote manufacturing business in the Sussex region.

We aim to do this in three ways:


We provide opportunities for networking and information sharing, both through focused events on topics such as; Innovation, Skills, Export and Access to Finance. We aim to keep manufacturers up to date with the latest news, sector initiatives and sources of business support.


The Forum acts as a positive voice for regional manufacturers, by showcasing their achievements in order to attract both customers and inward investment and by demonstrating the breadth and potential of careers and educational options in the sector. We continuously promote the region’s manufacturing capabilities to the wider world.


We want to ensure that the regional manufacturing community has access to opportunities to innovate within their organisations in order to support growth. We will do this by helping manufacturers identify and access potential collaborators and sources of support.

For further information contact the Chamber on 01444 259 259 or email us.

Current Steering Group Members: 


Judith Badger – University of Brighton

Ana Christie – Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Helen Donnelly – C-Tech Electronics Ltd

Rob Little – Hillingar

David Shore – Time 24

Shirley Smith – Kreston Reeves

Alison Watson – Sussex Chamber of Commerce

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If you are interested in getting involved, any expressions of interest should be sent to