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
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. […]
On evening of 9th May 2019, the Insider will be hosting the Made in the North West Awards for the 7th year running. The North West’s key manufacturing awards evening for high performers in the following categories;
On 10th – 11th May 2019 Manchester will host the Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo for the 3rd time. The event is the largest in the UK to support businesses on their industrial digitisation journey. The Manufacturers Alliance will be exhibiting on Stand E5 and will be looking to engage with SME manufacturing leaders that are[…]
Specialist heating company Heatrod Elements has successfully completed a £500K move to a brand-new manufacturing facility at Top Deck Industrial Estate in Bolton; a move which will accommodate the company’s ambitious plans for the future. With a drive for continued sales growth the move to new premises will play an integral part in Heatrod’s plans[…]
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.
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.
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.