Operations Manager / Director Designate Role Opportunity – Burnley

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:


New Support Group for North Wales Based Manufacturing Leaders

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 announces acquisition of Stacey Cables

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[…]

How SME Manufacturers Can Embrace & Fund Industry 4.0

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.

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How to Drive Growth and Change in Your Manufacturing Business

"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.

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Merseyside Manufacturers to Collaborate via New Leadership Group

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. […]