Events Schedule

Wakefield Manufacturing forum meets Production Park

Wednesday 8th February 10am – 11:30amwmf-logo.jpg

Wakefield Manufacturing Forum Meets Production Park

Lights camera action for manufacturers this February as the Wakefield Manufacturing Forum takes you behind the scenes at

Production Park!

Wakefield Manufacturers are invited to tread the boards at internationally recognised South Kirby rehearsal studios used by Madonna, Biffy Clyro and Coldplay. Discover the unique space that makes it the world’s premier entertainment rehearsal location.


Adrian Brooks, Founder of Production Park will give us an insight on what’s goes on at the park, how this family ran business has developed from a shed in South Kirkby to the live events arena we see today. Adrian will also explain why manufacturing is so important to the running of the business today.
Adrian’s early career involved pioneering aluminium tower structures and products. He invented the world’s first lightweight aluminium truss system Astralite, which soon became industry standard in the entertainment, leisure, retail and architectural markets.

Adrian then founded Litestructures to build on the reputation of Astralite and went on to create many notable ‘firsts’, such as the world’s premier stage decking system Litedeck and Astralive, the first system to incorporate live tracking to carry mains power.

Developing and extending these innovative concepts kept him in touch with the concert and touring marketplace, and he went on to build the LS-Live Studio in 2005. This has grown into the Production Park we see today.

Don’t miss this event at Production Park on Tuesday February 8, starting at 10.00am, sponsored by R&D tax specialists Jumpstart. You will find out how investment in Research & Development can be reclaimed and reinvested into your business, and make it competitive on the global stage

Nicole Ballantyne is Customer Engagement Manager for Jumpstart, Yorkshire and the Humber, she said: “Jumpstart minimise the risk, time and complexity of R&D tax claims for their clients, whilst maximising the value, in a robust and defendable way. We de-mistify the process for new claimants, and if you’ve already been claiming, our scientific and technical approach has proven to increase the identified eligible spend by an average of 100%

We hope to see you there!

Excellent networking opportunities will be available on the day and teas and coffees and hot sandwiches will be provided at the end of the tour. Please feel free to stay for some more networking

The Production Park tour is on Wednesday  8th February starting at 10.00am – 11:30am

To register CLICK HERE