Our team is looking forward to attending the annual Southern Manufacturing & Electronics conference from 8-10 February at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is without doubt one of the most important and popular engineering shows in the UK calendar. From modest beginnings as a regional event, it has evolved into a fully-fledged national show, with increasing influence across continental Europe and further afield.

With its trademark diversity of suppliers, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is an event that rises above any particular sector of the engineering industry. It is certainly an event important enough to attract big name manufacturers, but it’s also an extremely accessible show for the rich eco-system of engineering SMEs operating across the UK, and increasingly, continental Europe too. As well as giving the show its unique character, it also makes it one of the most effective shows for addressing multiple sourcing issues in a very time-efficient way.

Please find us on stand M30 on the day or contact vsmarketing@vennershipley.co.uk in advance of the event arrange a meeting with any of our team at the conference.


  • James McDougall

    James is a UK and European patent attorney in our Electronics and Engineering department. He has particular experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunications and software.

  • Gary Whiting

    Gary is a UK and European patent attorney in our Electronics and Engineerng department. Gary has been working with patents, mainly in the fields of electronics, software, telecommunications, engineering and semiconductors.

  • Nusrat Rahman

    Nusrat is a trainee patent attorney in our Electronics and Engineering department.

  • Richard Kennedy

    Richard is a European and UK patent attorney and a partner at Venner Shipley LLP. He has significant expertise in artificial intelligence and deep learning based technologies, and is the lead for the firm’s AI practice group. Clients describe him as having “very strong technical skills on complex machine learning subject matter” and being “highly in tune with ongoing policy developments, such as proposed (since adopted) changes at the European Patent Office regarding examination of artificial intelligence subject matter”.

  • Alexandra Gregory


  • Anton Hutter

    Anton is a UK and European patent attorney, and works in our Guildford office. He is a partner in our Chemical and Life Sciences team.

  • Charlotte Wilding

    Charlotte is a trainee patent attorney in our Chemical and Life Sciences team.

  • Emma Bridgland

    Emma is a part-qualified patent attorney in our Mechanical Engineering department.

  • Rob Cork

    Partner, Patent Attorney