AGA Rangemaster attends Birmingham Made Me
Photograph: Nigel Morrison, Laura James, Dawn Roads, Charlotte Whitehead and John Mathers
AGA Rangemaster was thrilled to attend the Birmingham Made Me 2015 Expo at Millennium Point. The event celebrates design-led manufacturing from the region. On display was the new AGA City60, designed in conjunction with Transport for London to celebrate the work of Douglas Scott, who redesigned the AGA cooker in 1938, as well as designing the iconic Routemaster Bus.
Birmingham City University hosted this year’s Design Council Summit ‘Leading by Design’ which celebrated 70 years of the Design Council. The closing Networking event was jointly sponsored by AGA Rangemaster Group plc and took place at Millennium Point building whilst the Birmingham Made Me Exhibition was still open. The guests of the Design summit had the chance to see the state-of-the-art products by the leading Midlands’s manufacturers. A booklet commemorating the relationship between AGA and the Design Council was presented to the guests.
John Mathers, Chief Executive of the Design Council, and Andy Street, Chief Executive John Lewis, highlighted the importance of design and heritage in their speeches. AGA Rangemaster was represented by Nigel Morrison, Marketing Manager for Rayburn who spoke about AGA Rangemaster’s relationship with the Design Council, Birmingham Made ME and Birmingham City University.
AGA Rangemaster Group plc took an active part in the Birmingham Made Me with a presentation ‘KTP-s in action: Design and Heritage – the way forward’. Dawn Roads, leading AGA demonstrator and food editor, led the audience on a fascinating journey exploring the heritage of the brand and how the Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme. Charlotte Whitehead appointed KTP associate and researcher in 2011 spoke of the history of the AGA brand and applying the knowledge as a source of inspiration for future progress and innovation.