Sheffield City Region to Go Supersonic at MACH 2014

Published 21st January 2014 at 11:19am

Engineering companies from across the Sheffield City Region have the opportunity to exhibit at a reduced rate during the UK’s premier engineering & manufacturing event this spring.

Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (SCR LEP) will be hosting a joint pavilion at Mach 2014, the UK’s premier event, to showcase the latest engineering based manufacturing technologies.

The show, which runs from the 7th-11th April 2014 at Birmingham NEC, typically attracts over 21,500 visitors and provides a platform for almost 500 exhibitors to demonstrate their latest technologies and innovations.

Companies wishing to exhibit at the show can be part of the City Region’s joint pavilion for less than 50% of the cost of exhibiting at Mach independently. The package includes the use of the ‘café’ networking space on the pavilion with free refreshments, a company biography in the SCR event brochure, and free PR support throughout.

Rotherham-based Newburgh Engineering have already booked to exhibit at the show as part of the SCR Pavilion. The company is providing vital design for manufacture advice and CNC machining services to the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car (SSC) project. A full size model of the BLOODHOUND car will be on display at the MACH exhibition alongside the University of Sheffield AMRC’s MANTRA vehicle.

Matthew Jewitt, Sales Director at Newburgh Engineering said:

“We’re delighted to be attending as part of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Pavilion. Newburgh provides an exceptional manufacturing capability that supports key global projects and supply chains. There are real opportunities for businesses such as ourselves to exploit, and this joint approach provides an ideal forum to promote the collective strength and innovation in our region.”

Ellen Cutler, Director of Inward Investment at SCR added:

“Mach gives the Sheffield City Region a great opportunity to showcase the world-class offer we have for investors.

By co-exhibiting with companies like Newburgh Engineering we can demonstrate the quality of businesses that already benefit from this excellent location.

A critical mass of engineering skills, globally renowned advanced manufacturing research institutions and an Enterprise Zone offering attractive incentives means we have a compelling offer for companies in this space with expansion plans.”

RiDO are supporting South Yorkshire small and medium sized companies via their South Yorkshire Sector Growth Enhancement Programme. This is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Yorkshire & Humber ERDF Operational Programme (2007-2013). The project aims to support both inward investors and expanding indigenous businesses to accelerate private sector expansion and increase the competitiveness of the region’s business base.

Andrew Klinkenberg, RiDO’s Sector Growth Manager said:

“MACH is the number one show for innovation in engineering and manufacturing in the UK.

“We hope that through our ERDF business support programme and the joint approach with the Local Enterprise Partnership, we can offer real opportunities to both Newburgh Engineering and other innovative companies in the region.”

If you are a company in the Sheffield City Region and would like to benefit from exhibiting on a week-long or daily basis at the show, please contact Andrew Klinkenberg at RiDO on 01709 254444 or visit the Sheffield City Region website at