SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller
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North Star 2021 is only possible thanks to our incredible sponsors and supporters. Take a look at the organisations involved below...

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ANDREW MAWSON PARTNERSHIPS

Andrew Mawson Partnerships was started by Lord Mawson OBE: one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Andrew founded the internationally renowned Bromley-by-Bow Centre nearly three decades ago. Successive Governments have used this, along with many of the other pathfinder projects that Andrew has developed over the past 30 years, frequently as national exemplars for successful community regeneration. Andrew’s championing and development of an integrated working model – involving health, education, housing, business and enterprise – has received international recognition.

Andrew Mawson Partnerships acts as an umbrella consultancy to a growing portfolio of regeneration projects. Andrew’s vision for building strong, vibrant communities, along with his integrity and charisma, has attracted many talented partners to the team with a wealth of practical experience.

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AMAZELAB

Amazelab put a fun and creative take on all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) via educational resources.

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BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS

Barratt Developments is the nation’s leading housebuilder, creating great new places to live throughout Britain. We anticipate our customers’ evolving needs by continuously improving the homes and places we build and design developments, which look great, are a pleasure to live on, and will enhance local communities for years to come.

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DEBP

Direct Education Business Partnership specialise in supporting the aspirational decision making of young people/adults to shape their future.  We strive to help them fulfil their potential and believe everyone deserves an equal chance of success.  We work with young people up to the age of 19 – or 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities – and vulnerable young adults.

This is achieved by introducing young people and young adults to people and experiences which are aspirational, inspirational, challenging and fun.

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FORGED SOLUTIONS GROUP

Forged Solutions Group provides high integrity forgings for the world’s most demanding applications. From aerospace and energy production, to underground mining and off-highway vehicles, we have forged solutions for advanced manufacturing industries for more than 100 years.

Across established sites in the UK and in areas renowned for excellence in complex metal working, Forged Solutions Group manufactures shafts, rings, discs, asymmetric forgings and extruded cylinders in a range of titanium, nickel, and steel alloys. We have a global blue-chip customer base for whom we are a trusted, high-quality turnkey supplier known for our unique forging capability and ingenuity.

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GULLIVER'S VALLEY

Gulliver’s have been providing magic to children for over 40 years – from the fantastic fun at our theme parks and attractions, to great priced gifts and presents. A well established family business Gulliver’s is committed to working in partnership with the communities around their resorts.

Gulliver’s Valley Resort opened in Summer 2020 offering a great selection of rides, attractions and short breaks to enjoy. Families can book a day visit or staycation in advance and look forward to a magical adventure at the UK’s newest Theme Park Resort. Get ready for giant adventures at Gulliver’s Valley Resort, South Yorkshire!

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HARWORTH GROUP

Harworth are the master developer of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) which is home to some of the World’s biggest manufacturers including Rolls Royce, Boeing and McLaren Automotive. Technology developed at the AMP is already being utilised in leading edge projects including Formula One and commercial aircraft. Harworth continue to develop out the Advanced Manufacturing Park to promote scientific and engineering research and manufacturing alongside the residential and community development at Waverley.

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HYDRA CREATIVE

We create tailored, effective design and digital solutions

Founded in Sheffield, UK in 2009, Hydra Creative have grown to become an agency respected and sought out for our advanced in-house capabilities. We are the London and Sheffield digital agency devoted to collaboration and client success.

We love a challenge, so whether you need websites, branding, digital marketing, video, or a full service solution, we work hard to go beyond the realms of the possible, to ensure you achieve business brilliance.

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IBSTOCK PLC

Ibstock plc is a market leading manufacturer and partner of choice for innovative clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years.

We are no ordinary manufacturing business. Through our principal products of clay bricks, brick components, concrete roof tiles, concrete stone masonry substitutes, concrete fencing, pre-stressed concrete products and concrete rail products, we are committed to providing new solutions to today’s social and environmental challenges for the new build housing and domestic repair, maintenance, improvement markets (RMI) and infrastructure.

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KIDS INVENT STUFF

Kids Invent Stuff is the YouTube channel where 4-11 year olds have the chance to get their invention ideas built by engineers Ruth & Shawn. 

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MCLAREN

McLaren Automotive is an iconic British-based, globally revered manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars.

We harness and develop technology taken from over five decades of race-winning competition and success to create the ultimate drivers’ cars, setting new benchmarks for performance and efficiency in the process.

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ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of four in South Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England. 

SPEAKER SPONSOR

RS GRASS ROOTS EDUCATION

Grass Roots Education is the dedicated Engineering & Technology Youth Empowerment Team at RS Components, who aim to develop and support students across the globe to help bridge the gap between University & the workplace.

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SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL

Sheffield City Council is the city council for the metropolitan borough of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It consists of 84 councillors, elected to represent 28 wards, each with three councillors

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SHEFFIELD ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy develops engineering undergraduate students to become leaders of tomorrow, who create positive impact in research and industry. We recruit talent from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering, work with industry partners and academics, and fast track the development of engineering leaders with the skills, confidence and aptitude to make a positive difference.

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SOUTH YORKSHIRE HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Well Rotherham is an innovation project delivered by South Yorkshire Housing Association. The aim of the project is to take an asset based approach to developing communities and improving health and well-being.

The project based in Waverley is aiming to draw on the opportunities provided by the new Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), the new housing and commercial development and the planned country park to benefit the well-being of the local and wider Rotherham population.

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ST PAUL'S WAY TRUST SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL

The project aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEAM and become the next generation of Britain’s scientists.

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UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is leading a world-wide effort to harness the power of fusion energy to create our own miniature stars, providing low carbon, sustainable energy to homes across the UK and the World. As the UK’s national fusion laboratory, UKAEA is advancing fusion research through better understanding of plasma physics, robotics, and materials science as well as different aspects of engineering. Our newest facility, the Fusion Technology Facility, is based at the South Yorkshire Advanced Manufacturing Park where we will be advancing the technology needed to develop fusion power plants. Our mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise the scientific and economic benefit.

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VERY CREATIVE

Very Creative is a friendly, full-service creative events company based in Sheffield but first and foremost we are ideas people. Our strength lies in creating innovative event solutions for our clients. Put simply, we can create any event for any client. Above all, our mission is to wow our clients at every stage of the event process. We are professional, approachable and honest. We partnered with North Star Science School as the production team to deliver this exceptional event.

PARTNER

WELL NORTH ENTERPRISES

Well North Enterprises is a social business, whose goal is to unlock potential in people and place. Entrepreneurial by nature, we work alongside our clients to innovate, promote excellence and make a positive difference in the real world.

EVENT ORGANISER

THE WORK-WISE FOUNDATION

The Work-wise Foundation is an employer inspired and led charity for engineering, manufacturing and related sectors but now also working across multi-sectors, to support the development of young people so they have the knowledge, skills, aptitude and opportunities for employment within the Sheffield City Region. The work-wise foundation’s vision is to be recognised UK wide as an employer led model of excellence that helps stem the increase in youth unemployment: addressing skill shortages that are a barrier to economic growth.

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YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring wildlife and wild places in Yorkshire.

Our vision is for a Yorkshire that is abundant in wildlife, with more people having a genuine and meaningful connection with nature.

We were established as a charity in 1946, and are part of The Wildlife Trusts movement. We look after over 100 nature reserves right across Yorkshire, and are involved in hundreds of other conservation-related projects. Our work inspires people to understand the value of nature and to take action for it.