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"I think the tours are an absolutely brilliant idea, even if the hosts aren't in the same industry, their openness and experience are always interesting and informative"





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

The Leeds Manufacturing Alliance exists to help manufacturers improve performance by offering a quality support mechanism

Event: 23 August 2017 – Surviving fire, flood and re-invention

By ThemaUser | 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 Time: 09:30 Venue: A W Hainsworth, Spring Valley Mills, Sun Field, Stanningley, LS28 6DW A W Hainsworth is still a growing company despite suffering through Read More

Motor firm is racing ahead

By ThemaUser | 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments
Ginetta factory visit

Members of the Manufacturing Alliance were given a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Ginetta, one of the most innovative teams in motorsport. Tucked away on the outskirts of Read More

Event: 3 May 2017 Digital Marketing for Manufacturers

By ThemaUser | 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments
Digital marketing

Many manufacturing companies still rely on pre-internet strategies to find new business but as industrial buyers turn digital and become unwilling to directly engage with a supplier until late in Read More

Event: 25 April 2017 How to sell to the MOD

By ThemaUser | 10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

HOW TO SELL TO THE MOD CYBER ESSENTIALS & EXPORT DEFENCE PRODUCTS Union Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 OHL Date: 25th April 2017 09:30-13:00 (optional tour with lunch 13:00 – 14:00) Read More

£1 million investment at Siemens in Leeds boosts local supply chain and jobs

By ThemaUser | 29th March 2017 | 0 Comments
Siemens factory in Leeds

Siemens in Leeds is celebrating an additional £1 million investment, having almost doubled turnover in the six years since it relocated to its current site. The significant injection is to Read More

Leeds manufacturers to fly the flag for UK business overseas

By ThemaUser | 17th March 2017 | 0 Comments
Hopkins Catering

Three Leeds manufacturing firms – Hopkins Catering Equipment, Brandon Medical and Rakusens – have been selected export champions to fly the flag for UK business in overseas markets as part Read More

Imageco make £294,000 investment in new equipment, jobs and growth with LEP support

By ThemaUser | 9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Leeds-based Imageco is making a major investment in the latest large format printing technology in a bid to stay ahead of the game and expand the business into new markets, Read More

Record breaking year anticipated for Leeds manufacturer MPM

By ThemaUser | 14th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Glass reinforced plastic manufacturer MPM – which provides high-quality components and tooling to a wide range of industries – is set for its best year ever as the company anticipates Read More

Flood hit print firm back in business after Boxing Day floods

By ThemaUser | 14th September 2016 | 0 Comments
ERW Print Finshers

Specialist print firm ERW Print Finishers is back in business after relocating to new premises at Astra Park industrial estate, off Dewsbury Road, Leeds. The business, which was severely affected Read More

First day of term for manufacturers and engineers of tomorrow

By ThemaUser | 12th September 2016 | 0 Comments
UTC Leeds

The doors have opened on the first day at Leeds’ newest state-of-the-art school, UTC Leeds. UTC Leeds is the first school of its kind in the Leeds City Region to Read More