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Deborah Rogers joins EMMN as its new Network adviser

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We’re delighted to welcome Debbie Rogers as our new East Midlands Manufacturing Network Adviser.

A seasoned marketing and business development professional and CIM Chartered Marketer, Debbie worked exclusively in the manufacturing sector for many years until transitioning into regional business support in 2021 when she joined the University of Derby.

Her roles in industry have included SME and multinational manufacturers across a broad range of sub sectors, including engineering, print and packaging, construction, and chemical products, for both domestic and international markets.  

Debbie’s new role as Network Adviser means she will assume responsibility for organising and supporting the regular forum meetings, engaging with current members as a point of contact for business support.  This critical role will also ensure that both members and stakeholders have the opportunity to optimise collaboration, ensuring the best outcomes for our members.

Debbie will also be working hard to grow the network, bringing in new members from across the East Midlands.

Vicki Thompson, head of leadership and training programmes at East Midlands Chamber, said “We are very excited to have welcomed Debbie to this role. She has a wealth of experience when it comes to understanding the needs of manufacturing businesses which continue to be a vitally important sector in our region.”

“It means EMMN can now offer even more targeted support to our growing community of members, making sure they are optimising their EMMN membership and tapping into all available support at both regional and national level.”

Debbie added, “I have always been passionate about manufacturing – not only from working in the sector for so many years but also from supporting manufacturers across the region to achieve their growth goals.”

“My time at the University of Derby gave me a strong understanding of how our universities and wider EMMN stakeholders can help support businesses across the East Midlands, particularly when it comes to skills, innovation, digitalisation and their journey to net zero.

EMMN members have the opportunity to meet Debbie at one of the upcoming EMMN forums. Alternatively, anyone wishing to make contact with Debbie can do so via the EMMN Get in touch form.