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30 Jan 2024

Peer Works

Innovate to Elevate your Business

New College Lanarkshire


Let's talk about how automations, robotics and new technologies can improve efficiency for small businesses

This event will be held in partnership with Smart Hub Lanarkshire, a new centre of excellence for manufacturing innovation and robotics. It was established to support small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) active in the manufacturing sector locally.

Smart Hub Lanarkshire will present case studies on businesses who have accessed the service and who have now moved to invest in innovative Cobot Technology. They will discuss the operating challenges these businesses faced, the support they received and the overall impact and success that Cobot technology has had for these businesses.

We will also hear from Chris SimpsonEngineering & Development Manager at Retronix about his first-hand experience in introducing new technologies to the business.

“New technologies such as automation can vastly improve process efficiency, increase production capacity, and upskill existing workforces. Retronix, a Jabil company, has seen a significant throughput increase on key projects where automation has been implemented. Lead times have been reduced while maintaining high quality standards”

What can you expect from this event?

  • Gain valuable insights from industry experts who have harnessed digital innovations to thrive in the business landscape
  • Engage with experts and peers during interactive Q&A and discussion sessions
  • Connect with like-minded small business owners, potential collaborators, and digital solution providers. Share experiences, challenges, ideas and expand your professional network.

Interested in booking your 1:1 with Smart Hub Lanarkshire?

Email eleonora.vanello@prosper.scot


11.00 – 11.15 Registrations and coffees

11.15 – 11.45 Smart Hub Lanarkshire presentation

11.45 – 12.15 Retronix case study

12.15 – 12.45 Group discussion

12.45 – 13.15 Networking lunch

13.15 – 14.00 1:1 with Smart Hub Lanarkshire staff


Chris started his career as a Modern Apprentice Engineer at Motorola Bathgate, completing one year of the programme before the factory closure. He then went on to complete the remainder of his apprenticeship with BAE Systems Edinburgh (Now Leonardo). During and after his apprenticeship he completed work based qualifications, such SVQs levels 2, 3 & 4 in engineering & management. He also completed academic qualifications in Electronic Engineering (HNC and Degree (BEng)).