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Nick Peters

Editorial Director

Giving UK manufacturing a voice.

+44 7986 764525

Adam Payne

Managing Director

Helping UK Manufacturers Shift Gears and Scale-Up.

+44 7814 670716

Barry Leahey MBE

Managing Director

We design, manufacture and install outdoor childrens playgrounds with distributors in 51 countries globally.

+44 7887 680118

Paul Brooks

Head of Manufacturing

Help UK manufacturers to grow internationally, save time and money.

+44 7715 088384

Jan Ward


Heat and corrosion resistant materials for critical industrial applications.

+44 7775 67366

Simon Fitall


Healthcare analytics, alongside strategic business development support for pharma/bio companies.


Bob Gibbon


Partner with busy, ambitious organisations to accelerate and amplify the fulfilment of untapped value.

Adrian Waine

Industrial Photographer

Market and promote companies by creating striking, eye catching images used to portray services and capabilities in the industry.

01513 563855

Angela Lawlor

Managing Director

Contingency planning and process mapping, working with manufacturers to increase their exposure within schools and colleges.

+44 7770 842682

Ben Rotheray

Managing Director

I work with clients to enable their firms to win in a digital world by harnessing the power of technology to better serve and engage customers. The result, business for the future and resilient growth.

+44 7969 973114

Adam McBride

Data Analyst

We are a precision engineering company based in Norwich supplying to a wide range of industries including flow control, packaging, oil, gas and marine.

01603 721337

Sam Baynham


We connect innovators to their manufacturing supply chain. We are a digital hub helping ambitious manufacturing and engineering businesses find the best supply chain partners to keep projects moving.

+44 7773 033856

Rowan Williams


Marketing services for small and medium sized manufacturing companies.

+44 7872 530104

Leigh Howarth

Business Development Manger

Precision engineering multi-axis cnc sub-contractor of complex components for the defence, aerospace, motorsport/automotive, UAV and energy sectors.

Rachel Sparkhall

UK Sales and Marketing Manager

We manufacture polyurethane mouldings that enshroud high value products – medical devices, scientific & laboratory equipment, green technology and anything else that fits the criteria of needing to look super stylish, meets with all industry regulations and is looking for small batches.

+44 1234 358394

Stephen Murphy


I am a Six Sigma Black Belt and deliver continuous improvement projects and programmes within advanced manufacturing. I also sell Datalyzer software. Datalyzer has a complete suite of software for SPC, FMEA, MSA, CAPA and OEE.

+44 7521 449367

Sara Duff

Sales and Marketing Director

We help manufacturing businesses to streamline and automate their processes in the cloud to reduce costs, drive improved operational efficiencies and to support remote working practices.

+44 7514 701994

Raam Shanker


Our Vision: To make a better engineered world. Our Mission: Helping people excel at what they do. We offer mechanical engineering solutions, engineering led product development, intelligent manufacturing technologies, sustainably led design and development, and engineering driven innovation.

+44 7737 910413

Charlie Whyman

Chief Strategist and Momentum Builder

We know that marketing and business development can be frustrating and overwhelming at times – especially when you’d rather outsource it to others. We’ll help you prioritise, leverage and systemise your marketing and business development to create more clarity, confidence and freedom.

+44 7399 581907

Richard Hagan


Crystal Doors manufactures bespoke vinyl wrapped items. Mainly for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom market selling B2B to UK independent retailers. The door frontals on a cabinet. Commercial markets include hospitals, schools, hotels, retail and film.

+44 7849 975344

Mark Weymouth

Managing Director

Experts in sensors, we will work to help you solve your applications, improve machine performance and reduce costs using Contrinex’s exception sensors – Let us help you #MakeSenseOfSensors

01215 822258

Duncan Peters


Novus was founded in 2018 by a small but formidable group of engineers, determined to enable a future of abundant sustainable fresh water, and reduce the reliance on plastic bottled water. Novus is building water purification technology for people all around the world.

Alec Anderson

Managing Director

Koolmill has pioneered a paradigm shift in cereal processing technology. Working with strategic partners globally to deliver disruptive, ultra low power cereal processing transforming an antiquated and wasteful global industry that feeds 3.5 billion people daily and changing how the world is fed.

+44 7967 126429

Nick Johns

Head of Digital and Advanced Manufacturing – UK

Technology, Software, Training, Services and Consultancy Provider to the Manufacturing, Construction, Architectural and Engineering industries.

+44 7765 405093

Hassan Khadra


Staff-sharing solutions – we link a company with under-utilised capacity to another non-competing business stretched for resources. This improves job security and staff & skill retention by avoiding redundancies; while offering access to a pool of reliable, flexible and affordable talent.

01242 907137

Tristan Bailey

Head of Development

Holdingbay partner with manufacturing companies to raise the quality and offering in website and applications. (also Cliff Notes Podcast Host)

Gill Rice

Business Development Manager

We are plastic injection moulders based in the North East of England.

01325 304104

Roy Haworth

Head of Digital Design Process and Implementation

Airbus designs, manufactures and delivers industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites and launch vehicles, as well as providing data services, navigation, secure communications, urban mobility and other solutions for customers on a global scale.

02392 704944

Richard Paxman


Manufacture and supply scalp cooling equipment for use with chemotherapy treatment to help prevent hair loss.

+44 7968 020641

Ravi Gidoomal


Inspiring Digital Breakthrough. We are EDGE Digital Manufacturing. We work with the real heroes of manufacturing who are pioneering the use of digital technologies.

+44 7968 020641

Kerris Crook

HR Consultant

HR Consultancy for manufacturing & engineering companies.

+44 7753 743468

Scott Howard

Sales Manager

Shares insight and demonstrates how manufacturers can accelerate their transformation to smarter and greener assembly and drilling solutions.

+44 7971 650556

Robin Williams


Employment law services for SME companies.

Helen Korndorffer


FlatKeys – Micro-biz manufacturing precision test tools & components for the music industry, keeping the music alive! We have in-house expertise in electronic circuit design & consultancy, pcb prototyping & assembly, enclosure manufacture.

Ales Litomisky


On-demand energy-saving dust/fume/mist extraction with saving 66% compared to conventional systems. By applying intelligent controls with sophisticated software, we at Ecogate make them work better (cleaner, quieter, safer) while using less energy. The Cleanest Energy Is the Energy You Never Use.

+1 818 506 6016

Julian Costley


Fabius is the corporate vehicle for Julian Costley’s angel investing and co-ventures.

+44 7711 685795

John Hardwick


Process improvement, manufacturing consultancy, coaching of manufacturing leaders.

+44 7920 568819

Melissa Mooney


Providing support and guidance to help small, medium sized and manufacturers build credibility, efficiency, systems and performance with ISO14001, ISO9001 and other standards implementation and maintenance, good environmental practice and improved legal compliance to thrive and grow.

David Savage


Coaching and consultancy services.

+44 7780 604912

Ewan Lloyd-Baker


Serial entrepreneur, chairman and investor. Passionate about British engineering and manufacturing. Previously bought and turned round two great engineering brands (Hayward Tyler & Peter Brotherhood), before the group was bought by Avingtrans plc. Now looking for his next acquisition opportunity.

Colin Williams


We specialise in turning ideas into real world solutions. Services offered include Design, Development, Tooling advice, Design and Manufacture and Production support. In-house production focuses on composites. We are heavily invested in researching affordable bio composites for our clients.

01726 983409

Neeraj Stapall

Managing Director

We deliver solutions using cognitive computing, machine learning and robotic process automation. Focussing on Automation of BCP and providing DR as a Service (DRaaS), and on Cloud based Automation as a Service offering.

+44 7484 247024

Richard Melrose


Ecogate is the maker of the best industrial ventilation control system in the world. Our patented system makes traditional systems run better and safer while achieving energy savings of over 60% compared to typical systems. We sell worldwide on a direct to business and dealer level.

+1 818-506-6016

Philip Curnock


Digital solutions provider.

+44 7922 826623


Rob Munro


Innovation Success is a strategic innovation consultancy. Using proven methods for business, innovation and technology management, we help technology-intensive companies and innovation leaders unleash game-changing business opportunities that accelerate growth.

+44 7896 128878

Michael Morris

Managing Director

Show SME manufacturers of all kinds how to flow beyond Lean for greater Productivity, more Profitable Growth and better Cash Flow.

0161 672 7417

Hamish Price


We run IT Change Management, Security and Operational IT Service Support within manufacturing.

+44 7971 554714 

Graham Cooper


Manufacturing Consultancy

01132 514000

Ian Skirrow

Purchasing Manager

Manufacture Lighting

+44 7957 921990

Darren Everard

Managing Director

Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment

Mark Amphlett


R50 Marketing is a friendly, family run digital marketing and web design agency in Devon – with its background firmly placed in building success for UK Manufacturing. Spitfire is a cloud based MRP/ERP system designed specifically for the plastics industry, primarily Injection Moulding.

+44 7903 831962

Brett van Rensburg


My company works with the manufacturing industry and individuals to solve problems and implement continuous improvement in various forms from traditional Lean to utilizing digital and automation technology to unlock value.

+44 7999 949907

Steve McCarthy

Managing Director

Business improvement, Lean, Six Sigma, coaching, training, branded workwear, PPE & office supplies.

+44 7824 307715

Mark McGowan

Innovation & Internationalisation

We started life in 1993 as ‘BIC Eryi’, the Business Innovation Centre for North West Wales. Following a management buy-out in 2004, we transformed into a private consultancy company specialising in innovation and growth. We have expanded beyond North Wales, working with clients across the UK.

Sarah Walmsley


Specialists supporting distributors in the Power Transmission Industry, supporting manufacturers including Senqcia Maxco (Hitachi), Thompson Couplings No laser aligning, run at 10degree misalignment, Webster Engineering Chains, Colmant Cuvelier Belts. All problem solving products.

+44 7814 012606

Mark Wood

Managing Director

We put the Procurement at the heart of creating a better world by embedding value and resilience into sustainable transformative supply chain management by strategically bringing visibility and clarity to your procurement performance, maximising profitability, growth and customer satisfaction.

+44 7515 003472

Anton Gunter

Managing Director

We assist busy manufacturers by easing the burden on their logistics requirements. Nothing too big, nothing too small. Our key message – stay positive and ring.

01952 270699

Paul Gallen

Sales Director

Manufacture of composite intermediates to auto and aero sectors. Engineering R&D. Materials development.

+44 7899 783007

Youssef Beshay


Consumer product design and manufacture Laser powder bed process development and optimisation services Prototyping and low volume/high value part manufacture

+44 7484 297307

Allison Giddens


Win-Tech is a small, veteran-owned business outside of Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. We are a precision machine shop and custom, build-to-print manufacturer and AS9100-Certified shop.

+44 7704 239358

Richard Jones


Manufacturing and engineering consultancy, particularly diagnostics and performance improvement having worked world wide.

+44 7771 694556

Paul Stead



+44 7836 739944

Alison Beard-Gunter

Senior Consultant

Support and deliver business transformation.

+44 7980 881746

Phillip Anthony

Sales & Marketing Director

We offer a tailored precision engineering service since 1952. As an established Aerospace AS 9100 sub-contract parts machining business, we offer a turnkey solution for your total requirements. Our bespoke service, tailored to your brief, specifications and quantities.

+44 7770 977139

Patricia Hyde

Marketing – Sage 200 & X3

Sage help manufacturers run smart, faster, more connected businesses with products like Sage 200cloud, managing accounts, customers, manufacturing, supply chain and more.

Luke Appleby


We offer to improve your security posture while saving you time and money. Delivering real peace of mind.

Richard Alcock


Designing elegant plant layouts and drafting services to the process flow industries.

+44 7895 773098

Steven Barr


35+ years of experience of designing, making and implementing sustainable products and services in manufacturing and the built environment. Enabling business leaders to optimise their use of data and technologies to boost competitiveness, working with industry stakeholders to leverage available resources.

+44 7876 477752

Ian Marchant


Helping Manufacturing and Technology companies deliver Turnaround, Performance Improvement, Scale Up & Growth. Key areas of expertise: Strategy Development & Deployment; Change Management; Lean/Six Sigma Deployment; Acquisitions & Disposals; Project Management

+44 7748 182930


Michael Stewart

Part-time Marketing Director 

I meddle in other peoples business!! 10 years helping manufacturers and b2b companies to become bigger, more profitable and financially sustainable. Having worked with over 60 businesses, I have the experience to break business growth and planning for business owners.

+44 7974 981293

Christopher Newton


Legal services (employment law)

Roy Spencer


Support manufacturing SMEs to enable them to compete in local and global markets.

+44 7831 639637

Georgia Macey

Marketing Officer

Less Common Metals Ltd is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of complex alloy systems and metals, and are specialists in those based on rare earth elements.