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Looking for a stimulus from outside the business.
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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.
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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
Chemical manufacturer, NDS Eco Solutions, has joined the Manufacturers Alliance’s North Wales and Merseyside group. NDS, based in Hawarden, North Wales, specialises in making environmentally friendly, pH neutral cleaners and detergents for industrial use. Their unique microemulsion technology means that their cleaners boast the effectiveness of solvent based cleaning, whilst maintaining the safety credentials of[…]
Last March, unprecedented times called for unprecedented measures, with the government announcing financial support packages to help both businesses and individuals as the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Fast-forward to March 2021, and the budget highlighted that we are still in the emergency phase of the pandemic, with a focus on securing an economic recovery and ensuring[…]
The Manufacturers Alliance would like to welcome Victoria Hopkins to the team. Victoria will be Co-Chair of the West Yorkshire Peer Support Group. Victoria began her career in manufacturing in 1998 when she was asked to help out in her family’s engineering business. What should have been 2 weeks turned into 20 years and her eventually[…]
Bolton based Heatrod Industrial announces the acquisition of GrayBar Ltd, a specialist manufacturer of products for the rail industry, based in Wellingborough, Northants. This latest acquisition further consolidates Heatrod’s position in the electric heating market, the official date of the acquisition being 26th January 2021. Heatrod is part of the Nibe Element (The world’s largest[…]
Macclesfield-based Autac Products Ltd has once again teamed up with Manchester-based Prevent Breast Cancer to raise funds in support of breast cancer awareness. The third-generation cable manufacturer has specially developed a pink EV cable to launch the appeal, with 5% of the net sales price of every pink cable donated to Prevent Breast Cancer’s vital[…]
Twinfix are a high quality, safety focused, British manufacturer and installer of roof glazing and canopy systems. From its original roots as polycarbonate and glazing bar suppliers, they now offer a full range of glazing products including their non-fragile Multi-Link-Panel which is often incorporated into a wide variety of canopies, covered walkways, and shelters. Working[…]
The Manufacturers Alliance would like to welcome Mark Stone to the team. Mark will be Co-Chair of the North Wales & Merseyside Peer Support Group and will also be part of our Hands-On Support team. Mark is an experienced leader in the fields of engineering and production, and has worked with UK, European and Asia[…]
Atec are pleased to announce the sale of the business and assets of AT Engine Controls (Atec Engineering Solutions) to a management buyout. Atec Engineering Solutions employs 43 staff at its site in Worsley, where it designs, manufactures, and maintains complex control and monitoring equipment for the defence land, sea and air sector in addition[…]
2020 was a challenging year for most of us for obvious reasons. The Manufacturers Alliance team felt their Founder and Managing Director, Gary Sheader, deserved some recognition for the way he navigated the Manufacturers Alliance and our manufacturing clients through the challenges of 2020. Here are the words Jonathan Wurr shared on behalf of the[…]
Made Smarter survey finds 55% don’t include technology in their vision and growth strategy Manufacturers are risking wasted time, money and effort adopting digital technology without a strategic plan for digital transformation, research by Made Smarter North West Pilot has revealed. A survey exploring the awareness, attitudes and approach to digital technologies of 201 SME[…]