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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
Knowsley based engineering company, Central Group has been recognised for its work as ‘Service Centre of the Year’, winning one of the main categories at the annual AEMT (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trade) awards. Central Group were one of three companies to be shortlisted for the Service Centre of The Year category for an[…]
21st October 2019 was the start of a new exciting chapter for the Manufacturers Alliance. Moving premises to a place that really connects with the Manufacturers Alliance values, the Church of All Souls in Bolton. All Souls in not only an outstanding piece of architecture, it’s ethos is dedicated to bringing like-minded people together as a community and helping them.
We are supporting one of our members with the recruitment of an Operations Manager. The business is based in Burnley and specialising in precision engineering for the aerospace sector. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to progress and grow with the business, and eventually move into a Director role.
Reporting directly into the Group CEO the main responsibilities of the role will be to:
On 25th March 2020, the Manufacturers Alliance will be launching its 8th peer support group for ambitious manufacturing leaders based in North Wales. Our proven formula focuses on the collaborative growth and continuous improvement of local manufacturing businesses. A selection of non-competing business leaders openly sharing business and leadership best practice each month. Local manufacturers[…]
Autac is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Stacey Cables, a supplier of cable assemblies to the automotive, energy, scientific, medical, highways and railways sectors with some 30-year standing. “We are incredibly excited about this project which is in line with our growth strategy for the business. Since our management buy-in[…]
TROY, MI – July 2019 – ROSS CONTROLS® is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Pneumatrol Limited (Pneumatrol) as of July 31, 2019. “We are ecstatic to add Pneumatrol to the ROSS group of companies. Pneumatrol’s focus of providing high quality, safe and innovative solutions to the Process, Rail and Industrial markets supplements ROSS’[…]
The Manufacturers Alliance celebrated its 2nd annual conference at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday 9th May. The conference has been the biggest to date with over 100 attendees, including a diverse range of speakers sharing best practice. […]
Have you started your Industry 4.0 journey yet?
If you’re a not yet, that maybe fine for now, but when do you intend to begin? As the rate of adoption of new technologies starts to accelerate you don’t want to be left behind, but you also don’t want to be throwing money at expensive digital solutions that you don’t understand or that may not bring any benefit.
Local SME manufacturing businesses in the area are embracing new technologies and seeing tangible benefits to their performance. Want to how other business leaders like you are approaching Industry 4.0? They will be sharing the benefits and pit falls at the Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference on 9th May.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." – Charles Darwin
We have seen more change in the last 20 years than the past 200 years. Technology is changing, markets are changing, the global economy is changing, products are changing and customer needs are changing. If we stand still in today’s climate, we go backwards, so we need a constant drive for growth and improvement.
On 6th June 2019, the Manufacturers Alliance will be launching the first of a series of free taster sessions for ambitious manufacturing leaders based in Merseyside. This will be the 7th peer to peer support group run by the Manufacturers Alliance in the North, with 6 other groups based across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.
The aim of this new peer support group will be focused on the collaborative growth and continuous improvement of manufacturing businesses based in the Merseyside area. Non competing business leaders openly sharing best practice each month. Manufacturers supporting other manufacturers. […]