Norton Visit

OUR PERSONAL INVITATION to Donnington Hall and the first opening of an ETG Technical Academy Donington Hall, Thursday July 20th 2017  

Your personal invitation, join us for this special occasion, the first opening of an ETG Technical Academy. Get the low down on this 6 Million pound investment from Martin Doyle and ETG. Developed in collaboration with a dozen like-minded technical partners and with its training provision supplied by Gareth Jones, and the Ofsted ‘outstandingly rated’ In-Comm Training, the academies will ultimately operate from 15 centres around the UK with 7 locations already confirmed. The day will commence in Donington Hall, to include lunch and guided tours of the Norton production and Academy facilities.


 Your Agenda 

  • 9.30        Arrival and gather at Donington Hall10.00        
  • Introduction: Martin Doyle - ETG & the Technical Academies story                  
  • Welcome: Stuart Garner - Norton Motorcycles. 
  • 11:00        Technical Partners show & Networking 
  • 12.00        The Factory Tour: Short tour of the Norton facilities 
  • 13.00        Lunch & Refreshments 
  • 13.30        Technical Academy: Short tour and machine-cell demos 1
  • 5.00        Closing presentation: Martin Doyle and Gareth Jones Your Hosts for the Day MARTIN DOYLE Group Managing Director, ETG “This ETG initiative sees the opening of a national network of strategically-placed technical academies supported by world-leading machine tool companies and a range of partners who operate in manufacturing with a nationally recognised training provider, all set within a real world, engineering environment.” GARETH JONES Managing Director, In-Comm Training “We have to do something different to address the skills gap in UK manufacturing and this network of technical academies is a bold and ambitious solution to the issue. Engineers and apprentices will have access to cutting edge technology, training delivered by an Ofsted “Outstanding” provider and expertise of some of the country’s most innovative and forward looking manufacturers. The ingredients are all there to ensure we can train the most technically advanced manufacturing professionals in the world.” STUART GARNER CEO, Norton Motorcycles Stuart bought Norton in 2008 from American businessman Ollie Curme, who had tried and failed to relaunch it in North America. Stuart has since invested millions in the venture, initially opening a factory at Donington Park, where the first bikes rolled off the production line in 2010.