On 26th March, Kelvin Hughes hosted a formal networking event at its head office in Enfield, Middlesex, on behalf of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Forum. The networking began with an informal questions and answers session, hosted by Kelvin Hughes’s CEO Russell Gould, and was followed by a guided tour around the site.


The event itself was attended by over 36 people. It featured presentations on the Group itself, its history, and a number of its high-profile products including the SharpEye radar, SharpEye SCV small boat radar, SharpEye SxV and the SMS camera system for land security applications. This all culminated in a tour of Kelvin Hughes’s Waveguide assembly area and its main production area, where attendees were invited to watch a full range of products being assembled and tested.


Kelvin Hughes is a world leader in the design and supply of navigation and surveillance systems. The company has been a front-runner in its industry for over 250 years, supplying advanced navigation solutions and services around the globe. This is Kelvin Hughes’s first major networking event of 2015, and was aimed at inspiring local businesses in areas of selling, marketing, export, apprenticeships and manufacturing.


Hertfordshire Manufacturing Forum is currently running a number of events across the county at various business premises, featuring a mix of blue chip and smaller-profile companies. Through the initiative, Hertfordshire Manufacturing Forum aims to showcase the world-class capabilities of businesses in Hertfordshire, focusing in particular on the manufacturing capabilities in the region.


Speaking about the day, Kelvin Hughes’s CEO Russell Gould commented: “It is a pleasure to have so many local business people attend the event and come see Kelvin Hughes. It is evident how these events enable local businesses to meet and potentially work with each other. I understand we had a significant conversation concerning recruitment as a result of this event”.


Yolanda Rugg, Chief Executive Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce remarked “I’d like to thank everyone at Kelvin Hughes for a great morning, inspiring Hertfordshire Chamber members and for sharing the story of their successful history“.