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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for businesses

The global spread of coronavirus is causing significant concern among local businesses with many experiencing difficulties getting components and materials for their end products. For the latest government advice, please follow the relevant links below.

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The Manufacturing Alliance is here to try and help your business grow and to be more successful. We offer support and access to support in a number of ways:

The Manufacturing Alliance exists to help manufacturers of all sizes to improve performance by offering a quality support mechanism

Covid-19 Business Update 10th August 2020

By ThemaUser | 10th August 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Government also has its own guidance for business HERE North of England: local restrictions The Government has updated its information in the “Changes to restrictions” section. Details HERE. No Read More

Event: 24th October 2019 Support and Funding for Manufacturers

By ThemaUser | 18th September 2019 | 0 Comments
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There is a surprising amount of funding and support out there for manufacturers, why not come along to this free event at Keighley College to see what is available for Read More

Event: 25th October 2019 Skills Cafe: Advanced Manufacturing including Textiles

By ThemaUser | 18th September 2019 | 0 Comments
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Date: Friday 25 October 2019 Venue: Hub 26, Hunsworth Lane, Cleckheaton, BD19 4LN Details 8:30am Coffee with The Skills Service – find out about funding for workforce training through the European Social Fund Read More

Event: 26 February 2019 – What is Advanced Manufacturing?

By ThemaUser | 31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Time: 09:00 – 16:30 Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3BD This event explores the subject of advanced manufacturing to help SMEs Read More

Event: 30 January 2019 – Importing and Exporting: The challenges and opportunities in a period of change

By ThemaUser | 11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 Time: 07:30 – 10:30 Venue: Clarion Cedar Court Leeds/Bradford Hotel, Rooley Lane, Bradford BD5 8HW The annual manufacturer only joint event between Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance and the Read More

Event: 25 April Innovate for growth

By Guy Foster | 23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

 Innovate for Growth. EEF Innovation Award winners will showcase their innovation journey which has seen them transfer knowledge gained in friction reduction in motorsport lubricants to industrial applications. For more Read More

Event: 9 May 2018 Business & Enterprise Day

By Guy Foster | 23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments
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Grange Tech Business & Enterprise Day Why not Join with Ahead Partnership to help year 8 students consider a career in manufacturing through their Business & Enterprise workshops. Workshops will Read More

Event: 28 March 2018 – Exporting for Growth Breakfast Event: Wakefield

By ThemaUser | 14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Date: Wednesday, 28th March 2018 Time: 08:30 – 10:30 Venue: Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ Whether you’re new to exporting or looking to Read More

Event: 27 March – You Can Export: Managing Agents and Distributors

By ThemaUser | 13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Date: Tuesday, 27th March 2018 Time: 09:30 – 13:00 Venue: Holiday Inn Doncaster, High Road, Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4 9UX Ten hour flight or a five minute Skype call? Managing your Read More

Event: 22 March 2018 – You Can Export: Develop Your Strategy

By ThemaUser | 8th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Date: Thursday, 22nd March 2018 Time: 09:30 – 13:00 Venue: Holiday Inn Doncaster, High Road, Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4 9UX Growing your business overseas can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect, Read More