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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

Event: 14 March 2018 – You Can Export: Going for Global

By ThemaUser | 2nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Date: Wednesday, 14th March 2018 Time: 10:00 – 13:15 Venue: Clarion Cedar Court Wakefield Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, WF4 3QZ Are you an ambitious business looking to grow Read More

Event: 14 March 2018 – Exporting for Growth Breakfast Event: Sheffield

By ThemaUser | 2nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Date: Wednesday, 14th March 2018 Time: 08:30 – 10:30 Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW Whether you’re new to exporting or looking to grow your international trade, Read More

Event: 14 March 2018 – Engineering and Manufacturing Summit

By ThemaUser | 1st March 2018 | 0 Comments
Components of a satellite being assembled

Date: Wednesday, 14th March 2018 Time: 08:15 – 13:30 Venue: Oldham Event Centre, SportsDirect.com Park, Off Hilbre Avenue, Royton, Oldham OL2 5BL This March sees the first ever Engineering and Read More

Event: 8 March 2018 – You Can Export: Web Optimisation for International Trade

By ThemaUser | 28th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Date: Thursday, 8th March 2018 Time: 09:30 – 13:30 Venue: Holiday Inn Doncaster A1 (M), Jct.36, High Road, Warmsworth, DN4 9UX Is your business missing out on valuable enquiries and Read More

Event: 2 March 2018 – Meet the Expert: Central Europe

By ThemaUser | 27th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Date: Friday, 2nd March 2018 Time: 10:30 – 16:00 Venue: Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW Central Europe presents a vast range of opportunities for businesses, with UK goods exports doubling Read More

Event 13th. March OE Electrics Factory Visit

By Guy Foster | 26th February 2018 | 0 Comments
OE Electrics factory

Founded in 1986, OE Electrics in Wakefield is an award winning manufacturer of power sockets and USB charging stations which are exported across the globe. Featuring product ranges such as Read More

Event: 17 April 2018 – Business Diversification

By ThemaUser | 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments
Rail bogie and wheelset

Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Time: 17:30 – 20:30 Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD The next NPL Manufacturer Measurement Network Event will address the topic Read More

Event: 22 February 2018 – Doing Business in Defence & Security Markets

By ThemaUser | 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments
Soldier aiming through the gun sight on an automatic weapon

Date: Tuesday, 22 February 2018 Time: 09:30 – 14:00 Venue: Spencer Group, 1 Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, Hull, HU1 2BN Cost: £50.00 NDI/EEF members / £75.00 non-members Get Cyber ready Read More

Event: 24th January 2018 From innovation to legislation

By Guy Foster | 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments
BAMA-CKMA Joint Logo

    From innovation to legislation it’s not just for big business We’ve all heard about Industry 4.0 and Lean Manufacturing but often think, “sounds great but that’s just for the Read More

Grant support helps mattress manufacturer

By Guy Foster | 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Grant support helps puts mattress manufacturing venture on path to growth A manufacturer of pressure relieving products used in the care industry and by the National Health Service is on course Read More