We Are Recruiting Chair People with Leadership & Manufacturing Experience

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.

Since the launch of the Manufacturers Alliance in 2013 we have maintained steady growth and have established ourselves as the go to place for senior leadership development in manufacturing in the North West.


The Top 10 Challenges Faced by Ambitious Manufacturing Leaders

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.

A typical Manufacturers Alliance member;

  • Role; senior decision maker within a manufacturing business
  • Character; open minded, learner, ambitious, no ego, sense of humour, happy to share & help others
  • Business Size; £2m – £25m t/o or 30 – 150 staff
  • Sector; any manufacturing sector

The survey helps us better understand the collective challenges faced by our members, so we can provide the support they need to move forward. The results may also help other manufacturing leaders understand the challenges faced within the sector. (You’re not on your own, everyone’s got challenges.)


Annual Group Meeting a Huge Success

On 23rd May 2018, the Manufacturers Alliance held its annual group meeting at the Heath Conference Centre in Runcorn. The 70 strong crowd gathered at the event were treated to a diverse group of speakers related to Industry 4 type technologies and digitalisation. Attendees also had the privilege to take a tour of the Hosokawa[…]

Oldham Based Manufacturers Alliance Group Launches at Bobst

On 2nd May 2018, Bobst hosted the launch of a new manufacturers only group to support the growth of manufacturing in the Oldham area.

Bobst is the worldwide leading supplier of equipment and services to the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 14 production facilities in 8 countries, has a consolidated turnover of over £1bn and employs close to 5400 people around the world. […]

Hosokawa Micron Factory Tour

Hosokawa Micron Group are one of the worlds largest manufacturers of powder processing equipment. To maintain the competitive edge and return value to the shareholders each individual operating unit has had to meet corporate goals by implementing continuous process efficiencies.

On 23rd May, Hosokawa Micron will be opening up their doors to Manufacturers Alliance members to share how they have utilised Industry 4 type technologies to improve these process efficiencies. […]