ONLY GROUP FOR MANUFACTURING LEADERS
member network of ambitious people like you, and our
industry leading chairs and speakers
Looking for a stimulus from outside the business.
Looking for a sounding board.
Strategic thinking time away from the business.
Managing people through change in the business.
Support with your personal development.
Creating a higher output with the same or fewer resources.
Having a network of people around you that can keep you informed is invaluable.
Gain knowledge from experienced people.
2 of our members are in the top 50 growth exporters across the whole UK
75% of our members join to gain new ideas
Our typical members employ between 30 and 120 people
A high percentage of our members plan to double in size over the next 5 years
The average trading history of our members is 45 years
We currently service 14 different manufacturing sectors via our membership
Our typical members have a turnover of between £2m and £20m
Over 70% of our members are Managing Directors of manufacturing businesses
Due to our continued growth and success we are launching 3 new peer support groups for ambitious manufacturing leaders of small and medium sized businesses. This will be in addition to our 6 groups we already have based in the North West.
Since the launch of the Manufacturers Alliance in 2013 we have maintained steady growth and have established ourselves as the go to place for senior leadership development in manufacturing in the North West.
During September 2018 we surveyed our members to help us better understand their challenges. The high-level challenges that occur when you are an ambitious leader pushing for growth.
A typical Manufacturers Alliance member;
The survey helps us better understand the collective challenges faced by our members, so we can provide the support they need to move forward. The results may also help other manufacturing leaders understand the challenges faced within the sector. (You’re not on your own, everyone’s got challenges.)
On 20th September 2018, the Manufacturers Alliance will be hosting the first of a series of taster sessions for ambitious manufacturing leaders at award winning Carrs Pasties based in Bolton. The aim of this new peer support group will be focused on the growth and continuous improvement of manufacturing businesses based in the North Manchester area.
The Manufacturers Alliance is celebrating its fifth year of helping small and medium sized manufacturers across the North West grow. The privately run group for manufacturers only has seen tremendous growth over the past few years and is celebrating by giving something back to the manufacturing community.
On 23rd May 2018, the Manufacturers Alliance held its annual group meeting at the Heath Conference Centre in Runcorn. The 70 strong crowd gathered at the event were treated to a diverse group of speakers related to Industry 4 type technologies and digitalisation. Attendees also had the privilege to take a tour of the Hosokawa[…]
On 12th June 2018, the Manufacturers Alliance will be launching their 6th peer group for ambitious manufacturing leaders at multi award winning Packaging Automation in Knutsford. This group will be supporting the growth and continuous improvement of manufacturing businesses based in the Cheshire area. […]
On 2nd May 2018, Bobst hosted the launch of a new manufacturers only group to support the growth of manufacturing in the Oldham area.
Bobst is the worldwide leading supplier of equipment and services to the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 14 production facilities in 8 countries, has a consolidated turnover of over £1bn and employs close to 5400 people around the world. […]
Hosokawa Micron Group are one of the worlds largest manufacturers of powder processing equipment. To maintain the competitive edge and return value to the shareholders each individual operating unit has had to meet corporate goals by implementing continuous process efficiencies.
On 23rd May, Hosokawa Micron will be opening up their doors to Manufacturers Alliance members to share how they have utilised Industry 4 type technologies to improve these process efficiencies. […]
Most of you will be aware that the government commissioned an industrial review last year, to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4 type technologies and drive better productivity. This independent review of industrial digitalisation – Made Smarter – was led by Professor Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK.
Actikem are thrilled to announce that we have won best ‘Supplier to the Chemical Industry’ at the 2018 Chemicals Northwest Awards. The awards were held on Thursday 22nd March at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, to celebrate the success of Businesses working in the Chemical Industry within the North West region. […]