Welcome to The Manufacturing Alliance

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.

Networking events


"Great visit this morning, feeling very impressed by the innovation"

Case studies


Manufacturing support


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: 7th. December Let’s talk real growth

By Guy Foster | 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments
Mountfield Park Wakefield

LET’S TALK REAL GROWTH At Wakefield First we understand the challenges faced in the current economic climate. That’s why we have teamed up with AD:Venture, the Wakefield Manufacturing Forum and Read More

Engineering Technology for New Markets

By Guy Foster | 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments
Bradford University KTP 03 picture

University of Bradford helped Norgren to provide an understanding of the detailed mechanical, fluid and material principles of Norgren’s existing Current to Pressure (I/P) converter leading to the design of Read More

State of the Art Micro Products

By Guy Foster | 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

University of Bradford helped PPE develop an industry leading capability in creating micro parts for critical applications. Read the full article HERE

Reducing Irritants in Skin Products

By Guy Foster | 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments
Bradford University KTP 01 Picture

University of Bradford helped RB Healthcare (UK) ltd. develop a new test for their skin product. Read the full article HERE

Hainsworth’s mill visit

By Guy Foster | 22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Surviving flood, fire and reinvention “Great visit this morning – feeling very inspired by the innovation” In August, members of the Bradford & Airedale Manufacturing Alliance and Leeds Manufacturing Alliance Read More

Event: 24th October: Healthy workplaces for all ages

By Guy Foster | 22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments
Graphic Event Healthy Workplaces

By 2030, workers aged over 55 are expected to make up 30 % or more of the total workforce in many European countries. This creates challenges for employees, employers and Read More

Event: 17 October 2017 – Digital Manufacturing

By ThemaUser | 31st August 2017 | 0 Comments
Industry 4.0

Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 Time: 17:30 – 20:30 Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD The fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 – seems to be a Read More

Event: 18 July 2017 – Skills in Manufacturing

By ThemaUser | 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments
Manufacturer Measurement Network

Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Time: 17:30 – 20:00 (optional tours from 16:30) Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD NPL, a world leading centre in the development and application Read More

Event: 14 June 2017 – Digital Marketing for Manufacturers

By ThemaUser | 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments
Digital marketing for manufacturers

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Time: 09:30 – 13:00 Venue: Elizabethan Gallery, Brook Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QW This event is a brilliant guide to digital marketing for manufacturers with lots Read More

Event: 17 May 2017- Funding and Support for Manufacturing

By ThemaUser | 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments
Event at Keighley College

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 Time: 17:30 – 19:00 Venue: Keighley College, Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 4HQ This popular and informative event is aimed at making manufacturers aware of the wide Read More