Celebrating 12 Years
Next event: 12th – 14th October 2021
Bringing Stem to life...


Here is a selection of current & previous exhibitors.

Headline Sponsor:

Anglo American angloamerican.com

Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life.  The company’s Woodsmith Project is a deep mine and associated transport, processing and shipping infrastructure development under construction in North Yorkshire that will extract polyhalite, a natural multinutrient fertiliser.


The Project will create around 1,000 long term jobs, and boost the local and national economy. We are committed to raising the skills and aspirations of young people and aim to employ as many people from the local area as possible.


Principal Organiser:

Unison – www.unisonltd.com

As the first designer and manufacturer of all-electric tube-bending technologies, Unison is a leader in comprehensive and cutting-edge tube-bending solutions. Working closely with both small and global businesses, Unison engineers have developed and applied advanced technology to design and manufacture sophisticated, high-quality products for more than 40 years.

As a principal in the market, Unison’s product enhancements provide innovative solutions to the most challenging production demands. Unison enable businesses to streamline operations because their unique advanced technologies and designs provide automatic setup, correct first-time manufacturing, improved repeatability and accuracy.

McCain Foods Ltd – www.mccain.co.uk

A privately owned company based in Canada, McCain generates annual sales of CDN$7 billion, employs 18,000 people and operates 46 production facilities on six continents. The company’s products can be found in restaurants and retail stores and outlets in more than 160 countries around the world. McCain has built a strong presence in the UK frozen food industry over the past 45 years. We operate five manufacturing sites across the UK, including our head office site in Scarborough. To ensure we can deliver the finest products to our customers, we also own a potato seed business in Montrose, Scotland. In 2012, we launched an engineering apprenticeship scheme to ensure we have the best talent in place for the future. The scheme forms part of an industry-wide approach to help develop future engineers and inspire young people to join the food manufacturing sector. McCain is also one of 12 Government Apprenticeship Trailblazers, helping to develop national apprenticeship standards.

Could you help build our future?

We’re always on the lookout for budding engineering talent. If you’re an active problem solver who loves to see their projects come to life, a job in engineering could be for you. Come and visit our McCain stand, where you can speak with a number of our engineers and apprentices about what it’s like to be an engineer at a global food manufacturing business. We’ll be bringing the concept of engineering in manufacturing to life through various interactive games, two of which have been designed by our Hull and Scarborough-based apprentices. We’ll also be showcasing our McCain ‘potato tickler’ which demonstrates engineering processes in a fun and engaging format.

Firmac Ltd. –  www.firmac.co.uk

Firmac Ltd. designs and manufactures high quality sheet metal duct forming equipment which is sold worldwide. Firmac customers use this machinery to produce ducting and other associated ductwork products, which is then most commonly used in buildings to supply heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

The Firmac brand is synonymous with innovation, quality and reliability and is recognised across the globe. The desire to improve and innovate is ingrained throughout the company and has led to the development of machines including the Pro-Duct CGF machine, which produces a duct with an integral Continuous Girth Flange with completely sealed seams from coil, all on a single machine.

With agents all over the world, the business remains wholly family owned with the head office is based in Scarborough, UK.

Derwent Training Association – www.derwenttraining.co.uk

Derwent Training association was founded in 1988 by a consortium of innovative industry leaders, we grew from a need to improve and maintain high quality, industry led training in partnership with employers and other providers. The Association has maintained a ‘not for profit’ position, ensuring a continuous programme of reinvestment in cutting edge equipment, training and technology. Today, based in modern, purpose built facilities in Malton, we have established a first class reputation for the recruitment, training and retention of skilled young engineers and are recognised as a bench mark for excellence and high quality training and business support. Recipients of the Centre of Vocational Excellence and OFSTED grade II education provider status, we are run by industry professionals and are publicly funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

Schneider Electric Ltd – www.schneider-electric.com

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.

Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 23,6 billion Euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations “Make the most of their energy.”

What can students expect to see at your stand?

Try to catch the golf ball machine out! The Hole in One is a machine built by trainees in Schneider Electric’s automation team. A golf ball is thrown to random positions in the unit and a moving basket catches the ball. This shows the performance of a Schneider Electric Automation & Control solution and what can be done when you put your mind to scientific challenges. We will also be demonstrating the latest in electric vehicle technology with the all new BMW i3.

Castle Group Ltd – www.castlegroup.co.uk

Castle was born in early 1971. Its parents were an Engineer and Sales and Marketing man. The original Company brief was to design, manufacture and sell Electronic Instruments, and in addition undertake custom design work on a contract basis.

At a very early stage a contract was won to design and manufacture a Sound Level Indicator for the Open University. This contract eventually led to the supply of over 7000 meters and coupled with direct commercial sales of around 20,000 meters made the CS15C Sound Level Indicator the biggest selling sound level measurement product ever. From this beginning, a range of products were designed and to help Castle compete with big established competitors with multi-product catalogues, various agencies were acquired for several complimentary products.

Dale Power Solutions – www.dalepowersolutions.com

Dale’s vision is to be the leading provider of Secure Power Solutions and related services in the UK and to emulate our business model in overseas markets. We will earn customer respect through continuous improvement driven by the energy, integrity, technical excellence, teamwork and innovation of our employees.

Established since 1935, Dale Power Solutions has become a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions, protecting critical power supplies for customers through our standby power systems.

With an annual turnover in excess of £30million, it is through Dale Power Solutions commitment to excellence, combined with our mission to deliver outstanding client service has earned Dale Power Solutions its prestigious reputation it enjoys today as one of the world’s most trusted providers of standby power solutions.

FESTO – www.festo.com

Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim: maximised productivity and competitiveness for our customers.

Festo innovations in pneumatic and electric drive technology deliver higher productivity for the success of your business – for industrial and process automation, from single components to turnkey solutions.

Festo are firmly committed to inspiring and developing young engineers for the future. This encompasses support of local schools, colleges and universities within a variety of programs and events.

Joy Global – www.joyglobal.com

Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Through its market-leading Surface and UndergroundBusiness Units, Joy Global manufactures and markets original equipment and aftermarket parts and services for the mining industries.Joy Global’s products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold and other mineral resources.

Joy Global and its businesses pride themselves on providing a full range of value-added aftermarket services, and are committed to assisting our customer’s mine ores and minerals at the lowest possible cost. To achieve these objectives, we use a Life Cycle Management Strategies (LCMS) approach, which places the highest value on continuous and exceptional customer support. To assist our customers, facilities and equipment service centers span six continents and more than twenty distinct countries.

600 UK / Electrox – www.600uk.com / www.electrox.com

600 UK’s range of Colchester and Harrison education lathes and Pratt Burnerd workholding solutions gives you exceptional ease of use and a huge choice of optional and ancillary equipment that guarantees top of the range performance, even for the most complex and challenging jobs. 

600 UK’s education equipment can be found in many training establishments throughout the world.

Electrox manufactures a wide variety of fully-integrated laser marking solutions, which use an intense beam of light to permanently engrave or mark a material’s surface.  Its systems are fast, extremely easy to use and very cost effective, because there are no components to wear or run out. 

FANUC UK Limited –  www.fanuc.eu

FANUC UK provides industrial automation solutions – from the supply of CNC controllers, robots, machining centres, EDM and injection moulding machines through to the complete integration of factory automation systems. Providing a single customer support portal for its three core businesses, FANUC UK comprises FA – CNC Controllers, motors and drives; Lasers, Robotics – industrial robots and systems; Robomachines – EDM, Injection Moulding, drilling machines.

What can students expect to see at your stand?

We will be demonstrating the accuracy of the FANUC LRMate robotic arm, very few baskets are missed by the robot so it will prove to be a fun challenge for visitors, a prize will be given to anyone able to ‘Beat the Robot’ In addition, members of staff will be on hand to offer advice about a career in engineering and robotics, along with a fun competition .

Cirrus Research –  www.cirrusresearch.co.uk

Cirrus Research is a world leader in the creation of noise measurement instruments. Since 1970, Cirrus’ mission has been to make monitoring noise simple. Today, thousands of companies around the world are using our instruments to help them comply with the Standards and Regulations that govern noise. Our innovative approach to product design has helped redefine the way the world looks at noise measurement instruments.

Woodall Nicholson (Trading as Mellor Coachcraft, Coleman Milne and CM Specialist Vehicles) 


Woodall Nicholson is one of the oldest established coachbuilding companies in the UK, dating right back to the 1820’s. Now Woodall Nicholson encompasses three divisions each serving a different sector but all with the same core values of quality, Service and innovation. Examples from across the Woodall Nicholson range have also been used by royalty which is testament to the high quality we provide.

– Mellor Coachcraft
Mellor takes care of the bigger vehicles for Woodall Nicholson. With sites at both Rochdale and Scarborough Mellor has developed a range of buses to suit every requirement from community projects to private hire and public service. This year Mellor also launched a world first Low Floor Electric Bus which is at the cutting edge of electric technology.

– Coleman Milne
Coleman Milne designs, engineers, and builds hearses and ceremonial limousines. Our vehicles are all built on site on a production line which can turn out up to 20 vehicles per month and have a longstanding reputation for luxury, style and comfort. The cars are the embodiment of traditional craftsmanship and modern innovation.

– CM Specialist Vehicles
CMSV is the youngest of our divisions but certainly no less innovative; we have a purpose-built facility which allows for our broadest range of work. CMSV has delivered electric vehicle conversions for the ambulance service, Police PSU’s, Mountain Rescue vehicles, private surveillance vans and everything in between.

What can students expect to see at your stand?

• Demo Vehicles (outside venue)
• CAD demonstrations
• An engineer who will be happy to answer all your questions

Imagineering Foundation www.imagineering.org.uk

Imagineering is an independent education charity set up and run by engineers to introduce 8-16 year olds to the exciting world of engineering, science and technology through fun, hands-on STEM activities and personal involvement. It inspires enthusiasm for engineering in tomorrow’s engineers by providing positive role models and sparks the imagination, providing a positive first experience of modern engineering and technology and highlighting clear pathways to a career in engineering and technology.

The Foundation organises a number of public Imagineering Fairs and events providing STEM activities and also co-ordinates a network of weekly after-school Imagineering Clubs, run by engineers and teachers, where pupils produce a series of specially designed make-and-take projects, with links to the National Curriculum and illustrating real-life applications. It works closely with a wide network of organisations from manufacturers, utilities and engineering organisations to universities, colleges and schools.

What can students expect to see at your stand?

The Foundation organises a number of public Imagineering Fairs and events providing STEM activities and also co-ordinates a network of weekly after-school Imagineering Clubs, run by engineers and teachers, where pupils produce a series of specially designed make-and-take projects, with links to the National Curriculum and illustrating real-life applications. It works closely with a wide network of organisations from manufacturers, utilities and engineering organisations to universities, colleges and schools.


Scarborough TEC – Training Education Careers scarboroughtec.ac.uk

Scarborough TEC is North Yorkshire’s newest further and higher education college, with a clear focus on training, education and careers. The college was recently graded as Outstanding by Ofsted and, like all further education colleges, they provide high-quality technical and professional education and training, designed to meet industry needs and prepare young people and adults with valuable skills for the workplace, helping to develop their career opportunities.

What can students expect to see at your stand?

Go-Karting Display, Virtual Welder, Electrical Installation Challenge and promotion of courses.


CU Scarborough – Coventry University Groupwww.coventry.ac.uk/cus/

Here at CU Scarborough we understand the realities of modern student life. Undertaking a degree is a major investment of both time and money and today’s students are increasingly focused on their career after graduation. That’s why we’re determined to give the very best learning experience; the very best facilities and the very best chance of a successful careers after you graduate.

We offer degrees in career-focused areas including: Accounting, Business, Computing, Counselling, Cyber Security, Early Years, Education, Engineering, Health, Law, Policing, Science and Tourism.



Legrand has been manufacturing in the UK since 1980 and today has three main competencies, namely electronic, electrical and mechanical. Around 85% of products sold by the UK subsidiary are manufactured within the UK.

We make anything that you can think of that powers a building. You’ll all have light switches and power sockets in your home – or maybe you live in an apartment and have an intercom system which allows you to let people in.

Our products go much further than this and include cable management (systems that carry cables across buildings), busbar systems, home automation, assisted living solutions and specialist products that are used in data centres.


University of Hullwww.hull.ac.uk

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for the past 90 years. Its motto “Lampada Ferens” means “carrying the light of learning” and we’ve shared that light with thousands of people across the world.

As England’s 14th-oldest university, we’ve got a longer track record than most, meaning our students benefit from long-established links with industry partners and expertise developed over many years. We were proud to be awarded Silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework which recognises excellence in teaching and learning and often is linked to excellent student outcomes. The University was named in the Top 50 institutions for research power by The Times Higher Education, based on the most recent Research Excellence Framework. This means our students are taught by real experts in their fields and can learn from the best.

We appeared twice in Universities UK’s list of “100 discoveries by British universities that have changed the world”. Once for our globally renowned breakthrough in liquid crystal displays (winning the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement) and once for our pioneering work on bone density scanners. Our current research work is helping to respond to some of the biggest global challenges such as transforming cancer research, predicting potentially catastrophic flooding, microplastics threatening our oceans and shaping the future of offshore wind energy in the UK.

With over 16,000 students, 2500 employees and over 1000 academics, we’re not going to stop there.

Locally and nationally, we need to develop the engineers of the future and encourage young people to develop STEM skills to take advantage of the great careers and opportunities that exist in this area. This is why we are the academic partner University to three local University Technical Colleges (UTCs), including the Scarborough UTC. We are excited to once again be taking part in this year’s Scarborough Science and Engineering Week 2018. Our University of Hull stand this year will be full of interactive games and experiences that we hope will stimulate your mind and be lots of fun.



Design & Marketing Collateral by:

Colour Creation & Blue Ocean Intelligent Marketing – www.colourcreation.co.uk

Colour Creation are a leading Web Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Print and SEO Company based in Scarborough North Yorkshire. We work with businesses of all sizes from all industries, we have a great team with lots of experience to build your brand and set your company alive either on the web or in print.

Our collaboration with Blue Ocean Intelligent Marketing also means that we are now able to offer a complete marketing consultancy service for any size of business, offering advice at a strategic level, combining marketing expertise with business acumen, to help organisations achieve their objectives.