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Sir George Buckley visits 3M BIC for Supply Chain Programme Business Workshop

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Sir George Buckley visits 3M BIC for the LCR Supply Chain Programme Business Workshop

On Tuesday 15 March 2022, Sir George Buckley, ex-chairman of 3M and namesake of the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC), visited the 3M BIC as the key speaker of a business workshop hosted by the Leeds City Region (LCR) Supply Chain Programme.

The event was attended by several local businesses. Steve Gregory, head of regional engagement at the University of Huddersfield and director of the LCR Supply Chain Programme, kickstarted the event with an overview of the Supply Chain Programme, followed by a presentation from Sir George Buckley, who shared his stories and experiences of business development and opinions on current business issues.

A Q&A session gave delegates the opportunity to discuss hot topics with Sir George Buckley and receive advice and support. Some questions investigated the uncertainties around Brexit, COVID and the Ukraine conflict and how businesses can navigate through this landscape. Others discussed and received advice on scaling a business, preparing for, and planning to deliver growth phases.

The event culminated in a short networking and feedback session led by the advisors from the Supply Chain programme, along with a buffet lunch.

Prior to the event, the LCR Supply Chain Programme team had the opportunity to meet Sir George Buckley, present an overview of the programme and show examples of the work they are doing supporting manufacturing businesses across the region.

Attendee Quotes

“Really enjoyed, great points made, and good to hear from someone who has been there done it”

“I like the fact that the Supply Chain Programme is an Independent knowledge source, the advisors are not ‘selling’ they are advising, which keeps them different and honest”.

“It’s great to have a business support team based at the University. We have access to their experience, are better networked regarding other support available and have the fantastic links to the University”.

“Thanks for the invite again today. Sir George was great and leaves me with a number of things to follow up on within our business”.


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