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
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