THE South West Manufacturing Advisory Service has organised a series of events to enable business people to hear the latest on improving productivity and increasing profit.

One of the events takes place in Salisbury.

Entitled Walking with Manufacturers: What drives us and our teams, what's important and how to manage it, the event takes place on September 29 at the City Hall. The speaker will be Neil Davidson, manufacturer and motivational guru.

Phil Townsend, SWMAS manufacturing specialist for Wiltshire, said: "Manufacturing is as competitive as ever these events won't provide all the solutions to your problems, but they might just spark something that will make a big difference to the future of your business."