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Cliff Notes Podcast: Lead manufacturing

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We give you the cliff notes from the leaders on their experience with great companies that know how to build a great product and reach new heights.

Podcast for managers dealing with change in their industry and how to navigated the journey to help others on the path behind them. Focus on people in manufacturing and where physical products meet digital technology. Bridging the gap from product to new business sales through new practices.

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Aug 6, 2019

Katy Toms is an accomplished Civil Engineer and Chair of Institution of Civil Engineers Plymouth, and Senior Vice Chair of ICE South West Regional Committee. She is currently at WSP as Senior Engineer.

We caught up after she and the large group of women returned from Malawi Expedition. The passion she has for working with others and having a possible effect on the community with Engineering shows through in this as well as all her past work. As Katy put it "Working in engineering and construction gives you the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself."

What you'll learn
* The come back to normal life after such an expedition
* They all learnt brick laying, plastering, painting
* Katy - "Everyone embraced every role"
* Ran ten STEM activities on trip for the students
* Two nurses on trip, and try ran first aid classes too and with the teachers
* Similar to hands on sessions in UK, from electrical engineering to planning and cleaning water
* Made sure all people helping were paid fairly
* Potential for thousands of students to benefit
* Advice for other groups who are inspired to do an expedition - Katy happy to speak to you
* Recommend [Orbis Expeditions]( they make the right connections and make it sustainable
* Katy - "It is so rewarding"

This episode of Cliff Notes Podcast: Lead manufacturing, host and founder of Holdingbay Tristan Bailey talks to Katy Toms for the Cliff Notes podcast. Katy is an accomplished Civil Engineer and Chair of ICE Plymouth, Top 50 Women In Engineering 2017 and now a Senior Engineer at WSP.

As a personal journey Katy went to Malawi with group of women from across the UK in May 2018 and then back in 2019 to trade skills with Malawian women entrepreneurs and build new school classrooms .

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