3 October 2019

Annual Job Shop Business Meeting 2019

  • Sector: Business Meeting
  • Location: Mini Plant, Oxford
  • Attendees: All welcome

Annual Job Shop Business Meeting 2019

Mini Plant, Oxford

3rd October 2019







08:45 - 09:30  Registration

09:30 - 10:40 Session 1

Welcome by Mark Millar (Essex Laser)

Gareth Rowles (II-VI)
Optical materials for high power one micron lasers - a discussion

Nathaniel Marsh (Laser Trader)
Cost savings of using higher quality laser consumables

Paul Kerrigan (Cost Care)
Maximising your R&D claims

10:40 - 11:10 Refreshments

11:10 - 12:00  Session 2

Presentations by James Isaacs (BCR Associates)
Reducing costs in your business

Ray Newell (Oakwell Management)
Grant support funding for innovation growth

Dave MacLellan (AILU)
ReshoringUK - an initiative to map & localise UK manufacturing supply chains

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Session 3 - What's New in Laser Technology

Short commercial presentations from Steel Scout, Atlas CopCo, Bystronic, ASTES4, IPCompute, TRUMPF

Breakdown Satisfaction Survey results - Dave MacLellan

Open Discussion Forum

15:00 - 16:00  Optional tour of the Mini Body Shop and Heritage Museum.  TOURS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE and cost £19.00.


This year’s annual business meeting is open to all AILU members and to non-member laser job shops and SMEs that use lasers for materials processing in general. Online registration will be available soon. You can also register by contacting the AILU office (01235 539595,

Registration fees are as follows:

AILU Member: £85.00 +VAT

Non-Member: £110.00 +VAT

Tour of Mini Body Shop & Heritage Museum: £19.00 +VAT 
Please be aware that the tour must be booked and paid for in advance




MINI Plant Oxford Visitor Centre 
Horspath Road
Oxfordshire OX4 6NL


The Visitor Centre (black building) is well signposted off the A34. There is a large car park on the right as you drive in off Horsepath Road, and the Event Space is behind the Mini Visitor Centre (by the trees in the image).





The Premier Inn Oxford is very close to the venue. Many other hotel options are available in or around Oxford.



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