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East Midlands Manufacturing Network

About the Network

The Network unites local manufacturing companies, enabling its members to harness the cross-industry, business, engineering and manufacturing knowledge necessary to evolve and expand. Members are provided with opportunities to share their experiences with other industry professionals and obtain unique insights into new technologies, resources and information.

The network, run by East Midlands Chamber is exclusive to manufacturers and makers and is designed for business owners, directors and leaders who take a strategic overall responsibility to grow their business. Membership is funded by the Community Renewal Fund.

It is being delivered through a series of local forums in the Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire Dales and High Peak and North Nottinghamshire. Regardless of where their business is based, delegates may choose the network most convenient for them to attend.

Why get involved?

By signing up to East Midlands Manufacturing Network, you are joining a business-led support network for manufacturers, which will help you to:

  • Better understand the financial support on offer for your manufacturing business;
  • Tap into specialist consultancy and advice on regulation and compliance;
  • Identify collaboration opportunities
  • Gain peer support and education
  • Identify common issues and problem solve in a trusted, collaborative environment
  • Encourage best practice and the sharing of skills across member companies
  • Host specialists from a diverse range of fields to share their expertise in the form of presentations, workshops and other networking events
  • Create a positive perception of UK manufacturing
  • Promote growth in our sector
  • Attract manufacturing businesses to Leicestershire and the East Midlands

Who should attend?

Business owners, directors and leaders who take a strategic overall responsibility to grow their business.

Any business, of any size, in any area of manufacture is eligible to join the local networks.

Often the agenda is set by business external factors that all businesses face. The East Midlands Manufacturing Network supports the manufacturers to help them to overcome business challenges in a trusted environment. This is a long term supportive network for manufacturing businesses of all sizes.

Download a short leaflet with joining instructions.

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Forums and Events

For dates of upcoming forums and other events for manufacturers in Leicestershire please visit this link.

Participation in the Network is free.

Please note: this Network is eligible to manufacturers of all sizes. The requirement is that you make something.

Forthcoming Forums

Business Support

If you are a manufacturer or maker and need help to grow your business, please complete the enquiry form.