August 21, 2017

Calendar

May
23
Thu
Lancashire – Affinity Packaging
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lancashire - Affinity Packaging @ Affinity Packaging

The Manufacturers Alliance has a proven track record in supporting manufacturing leaders in achieving their ambitions of personal and business growth. We have a range of peer groups across the North of the country for manufacturers only. They are all facilitated by 2 experienced Chair people from the manufacturing sector.

As a member of the Lancashire Manufacturers Alliance, you will meet monthly to gain and share ideas / best practice with other ambitious leaders within your region. You will learn and share with others who have been there and have the t-shirt… no more reinventing the wheel.

Our goal is to support the growth of a sustainable manufacturing base in the UK. Help manufacturing businesses in developing a clear strategic direction, with a capability and culture to support profitable growth. This is one of the greatest benefits to our members who, prior to joining, may have felt isolated as business leaders, and in need of help to achieve their goals.

Here are a few words from our members on the benefits of being part of an Alliance group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PimSJs6T0QA&t=5s

When you join as a member you will be joining a group of 12-14 other non-competing manufacturing businesses. Our approach enables a route to clearer thinking and better decision making for our members, as well as, many business improvement ideas from the other businesses in your group, so if you are an ambitious manufacturing leader that considers yourself a life long learner, we would like to meet you.

For this meeting you will be joining our current Manufacturers Alliance members from our Lancashire Peer Group.

Benefits

  • Factory tour of the Affinity Packaging site to see how they approach improvements and their own growth challenges.
  • A chance to share ideas with other SME Manufacturing Leaders.
  • Experience an interactive workshop focused on how to read a manufacturing plant.
  • A safe place to meet, share ideas and think strategically, with like-minded manufacturing leaders like you.
  • Solve your most challenging business issues with a peer to peer problem-solving session.
  • Develop new knowledge and leadership skills that will enable you to become a great decision maker and get the best from your business.
  • Gain new insights on moving your business forward from our experienced Chair People and members.
Jun
6
Thu
Merseyside – Central Group
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Merseyside - Central Group @ Central 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 support group run by the Manufacturers Alliance in the North, with 6 other groups based across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

“Business support in the 21st century is changing and the Manufacturers Alliance is at the forefront of this change. Our approach is simple, practical and has been driving our members forward since 2013. We are now on a journey to roll this out across the North West” – Gary Sheader, Founder of the Manufacturers Alliance

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.

The new group will be made up of 12 – 14 manufacturing leaders that are on a growth journey, and keen to learn from others on a similar path. People who want to avoid reinventing the wheel and share best practice to accelerate the growth of themselves and their businesses.

Our host for the June event, Central Group, a local family run engineering business based in Knowsley, will be opening their doors to share best practice. The leadership team at Central will be showcasing the many improvements and changes they have made over recent years and their plans for the future. Some of these improvement themes being;

  • Developing a new business model
  • Strategy deployment
  • The power of visual management
  • How they have developed their leadership
  • Operational and layout improvements
  • New technologies being developed
  • Their approach to managing change and developing the culture

For this meeting you will be joining other local SME leaders that are interested in joining the Merseyside based Peer Support Group.

Key Benefits

  • Presentations from the Central Group team on how they have improved the business performance over the past 5 years.
  • Factory tour of the site to see how they approach improvements and their own growth challenges.
  • A chance to share ideas with other local SME Manufacturing Leaders.
  • A safe place to meet, share ideas and think strategically, with like minded manufacturing leaders like you.
  • Solve your most challenging business issues with a peer to peer problem solving session.
  • Develop new knowledge and leadership skills that will enable you to become a great decision maker and get the best from your business.
  • Gain new insights on moving your business forward from our experienced Chair People facilitating this new group, Mark Rutherford & Paul Reynolds.

 

Ian Riley, Managing Director at Central Group said about the event, “I have been a member of the Manufacturers Alliance for 5 years and value the time out to focus on the strategy of the business. I am too pragmatic for academic style learning, but the Manufacturers Alliance keeps things practical and at the right level for SME leaders. I would recommend their peer support groups to any manufacturing leaders that prefer a practical approach to growing their businesses and developing as a leader.”

 

Shaun Sutton, Chairman at Central, shared his experience with the Manufacturers Alliance, “The support Central have received from the other businesses in the groups has been invaluable. We have learnt so much from sharing with other like-minded people. You just can’t teach this stuff in a classroom. You need to visit other businesses to learn how things are done in the real world. I don’t know how we could have achieved what we have without the support from the members and the Chair people.”

 

Want to hear the benefits of the Manufacturers Alliance from the horse’s mouth? Here are a few words from our members on the benefits of being a member….

 

Register your interest - Merseyside
Jun
12
Wed
West Manchester – Packaging Automation
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
West Manchester - Packaging Automation @ Packaging Automation

The Manufacturers Alliance has a proven track record in supporting manufacturing leaders in achieving their ambitions of personal and business growth. We have a range of peer groups across the North of the country for manufacturers only. They are all facilitated by 2 experienced Chair people from the manufacturing sector.

As a member of the West Manchester Manufacturers Alliance, you will meet monthly to gain and share ideas / best practice with other ambitious leaders within your region. You will learn and share with others who have been there and have the t-shirt… no more reinventing the wheel.

Our goal is to support the growth of a sustainable manufacturing base in the UK. Help manufacturing businesses in developing a clear strategic direction, with a capability and culture to support profitable growth. This is one of the greatest benefits to our members who, prior to joining, may have felt isolated as business leaders, and in need of help to achieve their goals.

Here are a few words from our members on the benefits of being part of an Alliance group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PimSJs6T0QA&t=5s

When you join as a member you will be joining a group of 12-14 other non-competing manufacturing businesses. Our approach enables a route to clearer thinking and better decision making for our members, as well as, many business improvement ideas from the other businesses in your group, so if you are an ambitious manufacturing leader that considers yourself a life long learner, we would like to meet you.

For this meeting you will be joining our current Manufacturers Alliance members from our West Manchester Peer Group.

Benefits

  • Factory tour of the Packaging Automation site to see how they approach improvements and their own growth challenges.
  • A chance to share ideas with other SME Manufacturing Leaders.
  • Experience an interactive workshop.
  • A safe place to meet, share ideas and think strategically, with like minded manufacturing leaders like you.
  • Solve your most challenging business issues with a peer to peer problem solving session.
  • Develop new knowledge and leadership skills that will enable you to become a great decision maker and get the best from your business.
  • Gain new insights on moving your business forward from our experienced Chair People and members.
Jun
13
Thu
Cheshire – Advanex Europe
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cheshire - Advanex Europe @ Advanex Europe

The Manufacturers Alliance has a proven track record in supporting manufacturing leaders in achieving their ambitions of personal and business growth. We have a range of peer groups across the North of the country for manufacturers only. They are all facilitated by 2 experienced Chair people from the manufacturing sector.

As a member of the Cheshire Manufacturers Alliance, you will meet monthly to gain and share ideas / best practice with other ambitious leaders within your region. You will learn and share with others who have been there and have the t-shirt… no more reinventing the wheel.

Our goal is to support the growth of a sustainable manufacturing base in the UK. Help manufacturing businesses in developing a clear strategic direction, with a capability and culture to support profitable growth. This is one of the greatest benefits to our members who, prior to joining, may have felt isolated as business leaders, and in need of help to achieve their goals.

Here are a few words from our members on the benefits of being part of an Alliance group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PimSJs6T0QA&t=5s

When you join as a member you will be joining a group of 12-14 other non-competing manufacturing businesses. Our approach enables a route to clearer thinking and better decision making for our members, as well as, many business improvement ideas from the other businesses in your group, so if you are an ambitious manufacturing leader that considers yourself a life long learner, we would like to meet you.

Benefits

  • Factory tour of the Advanex Europe site to see how they approach improvements and their own growth challenges.
  • A chance to share ideas with other SME Manufacturing Leaders.
  • Experience an interactive workshop focused on strategy.
  • A safe place to meet, share ideas and think strategically, with like minded manufacturing leaders like you.
  • Solve your most challenging business issues with a peer to peer problem solving session.
  • Develop new knowledge and leadership skills that will enable you to become a great decision maker and get the best from your business.
  • Gain new insights on moving your business forward from our experienced Chair People and members.
North Manchester – Reagens (UK)
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
North Manchester - Reagens (UK) @ Reagens (UK)

The Manufacturers Alliance has a proven track record in supporting manufacturing leaders in achieving their ambitions of personal and business growth. We have a range of peer groups across the North of the country for manufacturers only. They are all facilitated by 2 experienced Chair people from the manufacturing sector.

As a member of the North Manchester Manufacturers Alliance, you will meet monthly to gain and share ideas / best practice with other ambitious leaders within your region. You will learn and share with others who have been there and have the t-shirt… no more reinventing the wheel.

Our goal is to support the growth of a sustainable manufacturing base in the UK. Help manufacturing businesses in developing a clear strategic direction, with a capability and culture to support profitable growth. This is one of the greatest benefits to our members who, prior to joining, may have felt isolated as business leaders, and in need of help to achieve their goals.

Here are a few words from our members on the benefits of being part of an Alliance group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PimSJs6T0QA&t=5s

When you join as a member you will be joining a group of 12-14 other non-competing manufacturing businesses. Our approach enables a route to clearer thinking and better decision making for our members, as well as, many business improvement ideas from the other businesses in your group, so if you are an ambitious manufacturing leader that considers yourself a life long learner, we would like to meet you.

Benefits

  • Overview from Reagens on how they approach improvements and their own growth challenges.
  • A chance to share ideas with other SME Manufacturing Leaders.
  • Experience an interactive workshop.
  • A safe place to meet, share ideas and think strategically, with like minded manufacturing leaders like you.
  • Solve your most challenging business issues with a peer to peer problem solving session.
  • Develop new knowledge and leadership skills that will enable you to become a great decision maker and get the best from your business.
  • Gain new insights on moving your business forward from our experienced Chair People and members.
Jun
18
Tue
South Manchester – Extronics
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
South Manchester - Extronics @ Extronics

The Manufacturers Alliance has a proven track record in supporting manufacturing leaders in achieving their ambitions of personal and business growth. We have a range of peer groups across the North of the country for manufacturers only. They are all facilitated by 2 experienced Chair people from the manufacturing sector.

As a member of the South Manchester Manufacturers Alliance, you will meet monthly to gain and share ideas / best practice with other ambitious leaders within your region. You will learn and share with others who have been there and have the t-shirt… no more reinventing the wheel.

Our goal is to support the growth of a sustainable manufacturing base in the UK. Help manufacturing businesses in developing a clear strategic direction, with a capability and culture to support profitable growth. This is one of the greatest benefits to our members who, prior to joining, may have felt isolated as business leaders, and in need of help to achieve their goals.

Here are a few words from our members on the benefits of being part of an Alliance group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PimSJs6T0QA&t=5s

When you join as a member you will be joining a group of 12-14 other non-competing manufacturing businesses. Our approach enables a route to clearer thinking and better decision making for our members, as well as, many business improvement ideas from the other businesses in your group, so if you are an ambitious manufacturing leader that considers yourself a life long learner, we would like to meet you.

For this meeting you will be joining our current Manufacturers Alliance members from our South Manchester Peer Group.

Benefits

  • Factory tour of the Extronics site to see how they approach improvements and their own growth challenges.
  • A chance to share ideas with other SME Manufacturing Leaders.
  • Experience an interactive workshop focused on stress management.
  • A safe place to meet, share ideas and think strategically, with like minded manufacturing leaders like you.
  • Solve your most challenging business issues with a peer to peer problem solving session.
  • Develop new knowledge and leadership skills that will enable you to become a great decision maker and get the best from your business.
  • Gain new insights on moving your business forward from our experienced Chair People and members.
Jul
18
Thu
West Yorkshire – Lawton Yarns
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
West Yorkshire - Lawton Yarns @ Lawton Yarns

The Manufacturers Alliance has a proven track record in supporting manufacturing leaders in achieving their ambitions of personal and business growth. We have a range of peer groups across the North of the country for manufacturers only. They are all facilitated by 2 experienced Chair people from the manufacturing sector.

As a member of the West Yorkshire Manufacturers Alliance, you will meet monthly to gain and share ideas / best practice with other ambitious leaders within your region. You will learn and share with others who have been there and have the t-shirt… no more reinventing the wheel.

Our goal is to support the growth of a sustainable manufacturing base in the UK. Help manufacturing businesses in developing a clear strategic direction, with a capability and culture to support profitable growth. This is one of the greatest benefits to our members who, prior to joining, may have felt isolated as business leaders, and in need of help to achieve their goals.

Here are a few words from our members on the benefits of being part of an Alliance group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PimSJs6T0QA&t=5s

When you join as a member you will be joining a group of 12-14 other non-competing manufacturing businesses. Our approach enables a route to clearer thinking and better decision making for our members, as well as, many business improvement ideas from the other businesses in your group, so if you are an ambitious manufacturing leader that considers yourself a life long learner, we would like to meet you.

For this meeting you will be joining our current Manufacturers Alliance members from our West Yorkshire Peer Group.

Benefits

  • Factory tour of the Lawton Yarns site to see how they approach improvements and their own growth challenges.
  • A chance to share ideas with other SME Manufacturing Leaders.
  • Experience an interactive workshop focused on how to read a manufacturing plant.
  • A safe place to meet, share ideas and think strategically, with like minded manufacturing leaders like you.
  • Solve your most challenging business issues with a peer to peer problem solving session.
  • Develop new knowledge and leadership skills that will enable you to become a great decision maker and get the best from your business.
  • Gain new insights on moving your business forward from our experienced Chair People and members.