We are Recruiting Chair People

We are recruiting for several Chair roles for our leadership support groups across the North West of England. The core purpose of the Manufacturers Alliance and this role is to inspire a modern approach to manufacturing leadership, so the sector can continue to thrive in the 21st century and beyond. Since the launch of the[…]

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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