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Digital Transformation – Learn from three leading businesses who have been there and done it

Event Date


Event Location

Centre for Process Industries,
1 Union Square, Central Park,
Darlington DL1 1GL

Event Time

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Event Contact

Email Charlotte Branch with any questions.

We are delighted that three high profile business people are prepared to discuss, to an invited audience, how their companies have undergone a digital transformation. They will explain how they have embraced change and evolved their operations and grown their market share.

They all operate in different sectors and have changed from traditional analogue working to advanced digital processes; resulting in growth, increased profits and future proofing their businesses. I am sure their case studies will provide significant positive lessons for all business owners in the North East and I’m delighted they have agreed to speak openly about the journey they have taken.

  • Justin Musgrove, CEO, Bannatyne Group

Founded by Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Darlington-based Bannatyne Group is a major national leisure operator with 72 health clubs, 47 spas and four hotels across the country. Its health club division has more than 210,000 members and its Chief Executive, Justin Musgrove, has led on the transformation of the business’ approach to utilising digital technology, both online and in its facilities, to enhance the member experience and increase sales.

  • Graeme Parkin, Managing Director, Dyer Engineering

County Durham-based Dyer Engineering is leading the way in digital manufacturing after recently becoming the UK Digital Catapult’s first Connected Factory Demonstrator. Managing Director Graeme Parkin will explain why the demonstrator is part of the development of the fourth industrial revolution and its purpose to explore how digital technologies can improve operations, productivity and efficiency and secure the future of the UK’s manufacturing and engineering sectors.

  • Jason Maguire, Director, CreateCity (Frank’s The Flooring Store)

Frank’s the Flooring Store is one of the North East’s most iconic retail businesses and is part of a group of businesses, which have evolved dramatically to embrace digital technology to expand its operations alongside its store network, which is extending beyond this region. Createcity Director Jason Maguire will talk about his business journey into the world of digital retail and beyond

  • Helen Brain, Commercial Partner, Square One Law

Businesses are continuously using digital technologies to improve their productivity and operations. The digital transformation process inevitably requires the business to revisit how it stores, uses and shares data. Helen, a tech-law specialist will discuss the legal implications of the use of data in a digital world including data security, protection of confidential information and the use of personal data.

To book your place, please contact Charlotte Branch.


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