Sponsor & Exhibit


The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions, with over 110,000 members in more than 140 countries, working at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries.

With a 160-year heritage and Her Majesty the Queen as its patron, today’s Institution is a forward-looking, campaigning organisation. By working with leading companies, universities and think tanks, it creates and shares knowledge to provide government, businesses and the public with fresh thinking and authoritative guidance on all aspects of mechanical engineering.

The Institution believes it can improve the world through engineering, finding and nurturing new talent, helping engineers build their careers and taking on the challenges that, when solved, will make a difference to us all. In the UK, engineering has achieved great successes, but in a quiet way. IMechE looks to shout about the achievements of its members and the industry, taking a positive, inspiring message into schools and out into the media. More >>>

The Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with Over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers. More >>>

Headline sponsor

The Sheffield Tooling Co. will be a headline sponsor of Get up to Speed in 2017.

As a rapidly growing company, and having acquired Rileys Machinery and Tooling in 2017, Sheffield Tooling Co. sells a wide range of quality UK made tooling brands including: Dormer, Record, Eclipse, Moore & Wright, Presto and many more.

With a management team committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers in the region, the company play an active role in organising GUTS each year. More >>>

Event Sponsor

AESSEAL® was established in 1979, and quickly became one of the world’s leading mechanical seal and seal support system companies. Headquartered in Rotherham, and with operations in more than 38 countries, AESSEAL® designs, manufactures, and supplies mechanical sealing and reliability focused engineering solutions to major companies around the world across a broad range of industries. AESSEAL® has annually invested over 7% of sales into R&D over several decades and developed one of the most advanced product ranges in the industry.

Anyone seeking to start a career in engineering/ manufacturing can take advantage of AESSEAL’s Manufacturing Apprenticeship scheme. AESSEAL® offers a 3-year manufacturing apprenticeship starting in September every year. More >>>

Event sponsor

Yamazaki Mazak is the world's largest manufacturer of computer controlled (CNC) metal-cutting machines. With over 260 different models, the Mazak product range includes CNC lathes, machining centres, multi-tasking machines and flexible manufacturing systems as well as laser processing machines.

Mazak supports the manufacturing of Formula 1 racing car components by uncompromised high-precision machining. McLaren has a total of 25 machines installed at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, UK including multi-tasking and multi-axis machines such as the INTEGREX, VORTEX and VARIAXIS, as well as QUICK TURN NEXUS Lathes, FJV and HYPER VARIAXIS Machine Centres.

VIP Lunch Sponsor

Whether building your local network or a global presence, we could help your business achieve its next breakthrough. We approach every business as an individual relationship and strive to make banking straightforward, so you can focus on what is important to your business.

That’s why our clients get a dedicated Relationship Director. We believe credit partners should meet you directly, so our decisions are as transparent as possible. We work hard to do right by you and your business now and in the long term.

Simple, Personal, Fair - what a bank should be. More >>>

Business Breakfast Supporters

Made In Sheffield is one of the worlds great brands, made famous internationally as a mark of origin and quality on the city's manufactured products.

Today, Sheffield is a successful 21st century producer city, boasting world-class companies in sectors as diverse as advanced manufacturing, materials technology, the creative and digital industries, food and biomedical / healthcare technology.

Sheffield City Regions companies now have the opportunity to declare their proud Sheffield credentials through the use of the new Made In Sheffield Mark, a symbol of the city's ongoing commitment to quality and excellence. More >>>

The Regional Manufacturing Forum is an organisation run by manufacturers for manufacturers, in partnership with the Cutlers’ Company, all the Chambers of Commerce in the region and the EEF members in the region. It also acts as the Manufacturing Sector Group for the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Forum’s objective is to support and promote manufacturing businesses in the Sheffield City Region. We aim to do this by Informing, Influencing and encouraging Innovation. More>>>

Schools Sponsor

Highlander are an I.T. and telecoms provider with a strong reputation for delivering the highest standards in support, project delivery and commercial guidance.

With almost 20 years experience in developing and supporting systems for Small and Medium Sized Organisations, Highlander’s success has been in upholding its core principles in service delivery - Care - Dedication - Professionalism - Respect - Trust. More>>>

Attraction Sponsor

Exel Computer Systems plc was established in 1985, and today the company is a leading force in the provision of integrated business solutions for manufacturing companies and field service providers. Their philosophy is to supply companies with state-of-the-art, flexible business solutions, and to enable customers to achieve leading-edge business operability. More>>>

Activity Sponsor

hlw Keeble Hawson are a team of 250 (119 lawyers which includes 31 partners) and offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster to service your requirements. They have looked after the people and businesses of Yorkshire for over 200 years and have an experienced team ready to advise on a wide range of legal areas. More >>>

Video Sponsor

Hydra Creative are a national award winning full service creative agency offering digital expertise and excellent client service. Return on investment is why so many successful companies come back to them again and again. They have over 10 years’ solid experience in the digital industry, with a proven track record for creating effective digital marketing solutions, whatever the sector.

Their services include web design, digital marketing, graphics, branding, bespoke software, video and 3D visuals. They have worked with some great clients, nearly all of whom come through word of mouth - client satisfaction and return on investment for their clients are their markers of success. More >>>


Benchmarked against the best in the world, adding value through decades of experience, knowledge and innovation; Newburgh are AS/EN 9100, ISO14001 and Cyber Essentials accredited manufacturers of high specification, project critical, component parts and assemblies supplying the defence, aerospace, nuclear and oil & gas sectors. More>>>


As the rail sector’s largest dedicated B2B networking organisation, the Rail Alliance is all about bringing customers, suppliers and supply chain opportunities together. It is a membership organisation that sits at the very heart of the rail supply chain.

Its broad spectrum of membership extends way beyond rail and positions the Rail Alliance as the go-to membership organisation for Business-to-Business diversity, ingenuity and innovation. More>>>


Our Cow Molly is supporting GUTS again this year with their amazing ice cream! Producing ice cream since 2007, the company has had great support from the people of Sheffield.

The big difference in their ice cream is that they use fresh milk and cream, not many ice cream producers can afford to buy in so much dairy product, but they have 80 cows so that’s no problem!

Our Cow Molly ice cream is made with the farm’s milk and cream, to which they add only the best quality ingredients. More>>>


Vulcan to the Sky Trust is partnering with GUTS this year and will bringing two aircraft! Vulcan to the Sky Trust already has an established education programme, working with schools, colleges and other organisations. In her new life, still able to accelerate dramatically along the runway, Vulcan Bomber XH558 will build on this exciting provenance to inspire and educate new generations of young people, focussing on the technical skills that our country needs so badly. More >>>


RiDO is the business support arm of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, providing a range of services to business from start-up support to property, people to supply chain. More >>>


work-wise is an employer inspired and led initiative for engineering, manufacturing and related sectors to support the development of young people so they have the knowledge, skills, aptitude and opportunities for employment within the Sheffield City Region. More >>>


VeryCreative are a market leader in the global delivery of technical support and production services for live events. From a small meeting to an international conference or seminar, VeryCreative will support your needs. Conceived, Designed, Managed and Delivered by experienced in-house professionals who care about the outcome of your event. More >>>


Parker President Engineering Group Ltd is a Sheffield based market leading designer & manufacturer of niche products, formed from a MBO in 2010 PEGL unites three brands that specialise in the design & manufacture of technically advanced, precision engineered cryogenic valves (Bestobell), dust & fire suppression products (Conflow) & ash monitoring equipment (Bretby Gammatech). PEGL has an international customer base and a global reputation for quality, high integrity & solution led approach. More >>>


CQ Strategic Marketing Group provides marketing strategy, planning, training, coaching and practical support tailored to your individual business. They provide ongoing support or one off projects to SME's and business support organisations in local, national and international markets. They specialise in the manufacturing (engineering), IT/software development and professional services sectors with regional offices in Durham, Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham. More>>>