Welcome to the Manufacturers’ Alliance.
We are a purpose and values-led organisation that inspires progressive manufacturing leaders to break through the boundaries of possibility.
Established in 2013, the Manufacturers' Alliance is an independently owned family run business, with an overarching passion to support the manufacturing people at the heart of our economy.
We are an experienced team of positive changemakers that deliver an unrivalled range of focused support for owners and managers of manufacturing organisations across Northern England and Wales, helping them on their journeys to business growth and leadership excellence.
of our customers join our manufacturing community for new ideas
of our customers have up to 49 employees
of our customers have 50-249 employees
is the average size of SME manufacturer we work with
is the amount our customer base contributes to the UK economy each year
of our customers are family businesses
MD, Banana Moon
"You feel you’re a part of something where everyone cares about your business. I always take away a piece of gold."
Commercial Director, J J Smith
"The MA has helped me to feel more confident and able to take on the world. I’m trying to steer our company and when you can see others doing it well, that’s very valuable."
MD, Unette Nutrition
"Having somebody to talk to about the challenges I face is very helpful. The network has provided me with new connections to support the business moving forward. The problem solving gets your mind thinking about coaching and how to work through issues."
We align our services to your individual needs and base these on 4 distinct pillars of support:
Peer Groups Meet with like-minded peers from the manufacturing sector, with similar challenges and aspirations. They will learn and share with you, hold you accountable, and help you to break through the boundaries that are holding you back.
The AcademyInvest in your team and develop the leadership and management skills needed for the future of manufacturing. Develop emotionally intelligent and forward thinking managers who are confident and competent to make an impact in their role.
Thought Leadership EventsOur carefully constructed online and in person events help ambitious manufacturing owners and managers understand what it takes to run a great business, providing inspiration with a constant stream of new ideas.
Hands-on SupportOur Hands-on Support team are experienced business leaders with wide-ranging skills gained from decades of experience in the manufacturing sector. They are high achievers in their areas of expertise and work collaboratively with our customers and each other.