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Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week returns on 5-6 June 2024 and is designed to help support the sector in all stages of their smart manufacturing and engineering journeys.

  • Design & Engineering Expo is for designers and engineering professionals looking to reduce costs, streamline and optimise future strategy
  • Smart Factory Expo showcases the latest digital innovations in manufacturing technology, processes and thinking behind Industry 4.0.
  • Maintec is the UK’s longest standing maintenance engineering, reliability and asset management event focused on the tools, technologies and people that support the industry.
  • Drives & Controls is a pivotal event in the realm of industrial automation, presenting cutting-edge solutions that empower the efficient and secure operation of machinery and processes
  • Fluid Power & Systems is the UK’s only event for hydraulic & pneumatic equipment, integrated systems engineering & components
  • Air-tech is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the compressed air, generators and vacuum market
  • Free to attend – register now at

Horizonscan is a growing team of Business Continuity, Resilience and Crisis Management experts and practitioners. We focus on building long-term partnerships with businesses to increase their ability to deal with disruptive events. Our consultants and associates bring real-world experience ranging from careers in emergency services to corporate security management.

Our mission is to help make organisations more resilient, and all our client work is set up to be sustainable with a focus on developing long-term relationships with our clients.

Based in Kent, Horizonscan has an experienced team. We’ve worked with boutique companies and household names in locations across the UK, North America, Europe and Asia.

Based in Kent, Horizonscan has an experienced team. We’ve worked with boutique companies and household names in locations across the UK, North America, Europe and Asia. We have extensive knowledge in Risk Management, Supply chain and Business Continuity planning with some of the world’s largest manufacturing companies.

Envisage Group was established in 2009 with 4 sites in Coventry, UK,  and is a leading supplier of concept design, realisation, and engineering services. The Group incorporates Envisage Recruitment, a specialist recruitment consultancy, Envisage Concept Design & Engineering and Envisage Technologies with clients ranging from the largest and most prestigious OEMs and product manufacturers to start-ups and high net worth individuals.

Accu is the new kind of component company.

By leveraging our industry-leading e-commerce platform, engineers, innovators, trailblazers and those driving change can take advantage of immediate online access to a vast inventory of over 500,000 precision-engineered components. With 85,000 active customers, including more than half of the world’s top manufacturing giants, we’re committed to serving progress. We’ve quickly become the go-to supply chain partner for essential components that drive technological innovations, in sectors ranging from medical to transportation and robotics; impacting billions of people worldwide.

What sets us apart from our competitors? It’s not just our expansive stock, with clear online stock availability, but our dedication to meeting unique, challenging engineering demands. Our custom manufacture service empowers customers with components tailor-made to their specifications, delivered with the same commitment to speed and precision as our standard components. From prototyping to large-scale production, our specialist team works closely with customers to develop bespoke solutions, ensuring that even the most complex components fit seamlessly into your designs.

We blend cutting-edge technology with passionate people to deliver an award-winning experience to customers all over the globe. Our agile approach means we’re ready to adapt to the evolving needs of our customers, offering services like same-day dispatch and fast, accurate delivery across the world, helping to keep pace with the rapid cycle of innovation.

Forget the old way of buying components. Save time, work smarter and start Building Tomorrow – one component at a time.

Move is an integrated, global B2B marketing agency, helping manufacturers to better understand their target audiences and navigate the shift to digital.

We’re the people that get excited by B2B. Our mission is to ignite strategy and creativity in traditionally complex industries, bringing to life the manufacturing, industrial and engineering companies that keep the world moving.

Our unique and award-winning strategic planning framework, the “8 moves of B2B”, provides our customers with a proven system that arms them with the confidence to invest in new or emerging channels, take creative risks and make best use of their marketing budget.

Before establishing Move as a specialist industrial marketing agency, MD Alex Cairns spent nearly a decade running international marketing efforts for manufacturing blue chips Michelin, Ingersoll Rand and Knauf.

The “8 moves of B2B” methodology has since been rigorously developed over the course of more than 200 marketing audit and planning processes for SME manufacturing, industrial and engineering companies, typically with an annual turnover of between £10 million – £30 million.

HETA, a non-profit Group Training Association established in 1967, is a leading provider of engineering apprenticeships as well as both standard and bespoke upskilling training courses, filling the crucial gap between industry and education. Accredited and industry-recognised, our courses, spanning from beginner to advanced levels, are conducted by highly experienced staff. Notably, HETA also offers higher education at level 4 and 5, catering to individuals seeking advanced qualifications.

HETA’s extensive track record spans over 50 years, now serving over 400 companies of all sizes and industries most notably within the manufacturing sector, reflecting our commitment to excellence.

In addition to delivering top-notch training, HETA’s state-of-the-art facilities that provide an environment conducive to skill development. Our sites are located at Hull, Scunthorpe and most notably Grimsby, where we have recently invested £5.5m to develop a purpose-built engineering training centre to tackle the skills gap in the local region. Our programmes, held in industry-standard workshops, simulate real-life and industrial working conditions, ensuring practical skills for the workforce. We are also able to offer training packages on-site due to our dedicated, nationwide instructor team.

Our specialist training includes maintenance, High Voltage, CompEx Ex01-04, competency qualifications and more.

To explore opportunities with HETA, please reach out to Charlotte Hogben at or 01482 372677

  • Crowe UK is a leading audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with a national presence to complement our international reach.
  • We care about our clients and our people, building trusted and long-lasting relationships; creating opportunities to help clients to meet their goals and provide a rewarding experience for our people.
  • We provide advice and support to manufacturing and engineering businesses, our team has the expertise and capacity to take on all challenges, national and international. We take pride in building long-term relationships.

NexSys has 40+ years’ experience of delivering innovative ERP+ solutions to manufacturers and distributors throughout the UK as an elite partner of SYSPRO. NexSys technologies provide organisations maximum visibility over business-critical information, enabling decisions to be made based on accurate, reliable insight. The company’s mission is to work collaboratively with customers to provide solutions that enable agility, innovation and competitive edge.

While SYSPRO ERP sits at the heart of the NexSys portfolio, the company offers complementary technologies which deliver complete technology solutions, encompassing modern industry needs. This includes the company’s DataSwitch product, a purpose-built systems integration and data manipulation tool that enables companies to become more efficient through automating processes.

As a K3 company, NexSys benefits from the strength and security of a global organisation and works closely with its sister businesses to deliver fully integrated solutions, which aid businesses across the supply chain. At the heart of its operations is a dedicated customer support team, project managers, consultants, developers and trainers, who work closely with customers to help them realise maximum ROI from their technology investment. NexSys has a rich heritage of delivering technology transformation projects.

Inspired PLC is a leading B2B technology-based service provider supporting corporate businesses to control energy costs and enable their journey to net-zero.

To enable our clients to respond to the climate emergency, we focus on solving their toughest sustainability challenges. By managing data comprehensively, offering expert insight and providing advisory services to reduce carbon efficiently, we enable our clients to control costs effectively, make authentic environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures and achieve their net zero targets.

Our solutions create clear and actionable long-term plans, making investment easier to obtain and carbon reductions quicker to realise.

We currently serve over 3,800 UK and Irish organisations across the public, private and third sectors and what sets us aside from other energy and sustainability advisory partners is our expertise in data management. Our solutions are evidence-based and enable us to provide our clients with practical steps to make a real difference.

In November 2020, we were delighted to receive the London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark, recognising the Group’s environmental and strategic advice, service and support to clients and the impact the business has on the green economy.

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers – at the Moment of Service™. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our global team of over 5,500 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support thousands of customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at

Boutros Bear is a hybrid healthcare company that delivers transformative care, recovery, and rehabilitation programmes for employees struggling with the modern workplace’s most prevalent chronic and persistent conditions. These include:

  • Cancer (pre-habilitation and rehabilitation)
  • Chronic Pain (MSK, back, neck, arthritic pain)
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Mental ill-health
  • Preventative healthcare courses

In addition to these recovery and support programmes we also offer:

  • Preventative health resources
  • Training to employers for managing employees with chronic and persistent conditions

Boutros Bears programmes are delivered through an intelligent digital secure platform and are led by one of our allied healthcare coaches.

The programmes are personalised, integrated and case-managed, and are clinically proven to overcome chronic and persistent conditions. All of Boutros Bears’ programmes are designed using behavioural science to ensure that employees not only get back to work and back to their best self, but they also see a sustainable improvement in their health.

Organisations select Boutros Bear because they allow employees to rapidly get back to their best, most productive selves. Boutros Bear’s services deliver an 4.4x ROI within the first year of purchase by reducing the costs of absenteeism, presenteeism and avoidable attrition.

Boutros Bear is Make UK’s official advantages partner for employee health and well-being. As such, Make UK members are entitled to a 10% discount on all our services.

To learn more about how Boutros Bear can benefit your organisation, please get in touch! You can find us at:

Make Venues is a collection of 3 exclusive UK venues for hire with: award winning customer service, bags of personality, innovation, and inclusivity, all within a sustainable offer.

Our amazing venues in Bristol, London and Leamington Spa are designed to provide the best settings for productive business, have shared values, and are perfect for all you conference, meeting, training, and event requirements.

Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Midlands

A residential conference venue and hotel, set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens in the heart of the Midlands. It’s the ultimate venue to balance both work and relaxation.

Broadway House, Westminster, London

This impressive Edwardian building offers five floors of light, contemporary rooms for hire in Westminster. It’s the ideal place for meeting colleagues, clients, or delegates in London.

Engineers’ House, Clifton, Bristol

Engineers’ House is a high quality, high tech, prestigious venue in a prime location. It offers ample free parking, beautiful outside spaces and is open 7 days a week.

Make UK Defence is a national not-for-profit, member owned defence trade association, part of Make UK – the manufacturers’ organisation.

We champion and support the UK’s innovative and diverse defence manufacturers and the wider defence supply chain.

Guided by our member Advisory Board, our mission is simple:

  • to have a deep understanding of our members and their challenges, within the context of the domestic and global defence industry
  • to celebrate and amplify the success of the UK defence supply chain, whilst ensuring our members’ challenges and concerns are clearly heard and acted upon in Government and the Defence Primes
  • to help our members grow through networking and business opportunities
  • to help our members improve their business and operational performance through our Fit for Defence Programme

Our 2024 policy goals focus on the following:

• SME spend transparency from prime contractors

• A more accessible defence industry

• 30 day MAX Prompt Payment Code

• UK prosperity + Intellectual Property

With the focus across Government and specifically the MOD on UK Prosperity, including social values and levelling up and a renewed focus on winning overseas defence exports, there has never been a better time to join Make UK Defence and maximise your chances of success.

Together, we are helping to build an innovative, forward looking, internationally competitive UK defence supply chain.

Make UK HR & Employment Law

At Make UK, we understand the ever-shifting complexity of HR and Employment Law and the pressures this can create for you and your business. With over 60 dedicated HR and Employment Law professionals at Make UK, we bring together the best expertise in HR Consultancy, Employment Law, and Training to support your business.

With a 95 % win-rate at Employment Tribunals, we’re rated as Excellent on Trustpilot and have a 95% retention rate.

Established since 1896, we have consistently supported our members to stay ahead of change. We will keep you informed and support you to make legally compliant and commercially sound decisions with confidence. Delivering the peace of mind, you and your business need.

Make UK Environment, Health & Safety

Designed by manufacturers for manufacturers, Make UK’s Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) team provide expert advice, training, and technology to help businesses reduce cost, mitigate risk, and increase productivity.

By partnering with Make UK you’ll benefit from our close relationships with the HSE, Government, and accreditation bodies, including NEBOSH, IOSH, and IEMA.

We work with a range of manufacturing businesses, from helping with culture change programmes, PUWER, and accreditation to ISO 45001, creating bespoke training, to rolling out company-wide eLearning. Our knowledge and experience will help increase business performance and improve the competency of EHS practitioners.

Veunex is committed to empowering Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) teams, not only in the energy sector but also in the manufacturing sector. We extend our support by automating compliance control across various criteria critical to manufacturing, including air pollution, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), traffic safety, ergonomic studies, continuous acoustic exposure, machinery procedures, and more.

Our platform ensures that HSE departments in manufacturing benefit from a risk-based, effortless dashboard. Gone are the days of manual data entry around jobs and issued permits. Veunex streamlines these processes, allowing HSE teams to concentrate on their core responsibilities without unnecessary administrative burdens.

Our vision for HSE goes beyond mere technological advancements; we aim to foster a data-oriented function. HSE professionals will find themselves at the forefront of enhancing the company’s safety culture. The platform provides ready-to-use evidences, training contents, and reports, making HSE a proactive force in shaping a safer work environment. Trusted by industry leaders such as Kaefer, Petronas, and Saudi Aramco, Veunex is a pioneer in HSE digital transformation. By supporting both energy and manufacturing sectors, we underscore our commitment to elevating safety standards and empowering HSE teams across diverse industries

Lloyds Bank has a long history with the manufacturing sector and continues to be committed to support UK manufacturers, from Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to listed Tier 1 (Original Equipment Manufacturers) OEM’s.

We continue to invest and develop partnerships in the sector, including our multi-million pound sponsorship of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). Since 2014, our partnership with the MTC has helped to train thousands of graduates, apprentices and engineers and supported hundreds of SMEs to access productivity and sustainability support. The partnership continues to evolve as we support on emerging challenges such as the journey to Net Zero, ongoing skills shortages in the sector and looking at the future of manufacturing with digital and technology adoption. Our sector expertise and strong product offering means that we bank 1 in 5 SME manufacturers in the UK and continue to support thousands of manufacturers to adapt and grow during challenging times.

Our commitment and team support spans across the manufacturing supply chain to the largest listed OEM’s, supported by a highly experienced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team for the sector. Our manufacturing sector and ESG teams support businesses across the UK, providing insights and learnings to clients to inform their green strategies. The team combines deep experience in structuring sustainable finance products across many sectors with expertise and insights to help clients make the right decisions for their firms and the environment. In 2022, the Group provided £7.9 billion of green funding and sustainability linked finance to corporate and institutional customers.

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  • Advanced Engineering 2024, scheduled for October 30-31 at Birmingham’s NEC, is a pivotal exhibition for the engineering and manufacturing industry. Covering diverse engineering sectors, this event is a networking hub, trendspotter, and innovation showcase.
  • With over 9000 buyers and influencers in attendance, the event offers unparalleled networking opportunities. More than 400 cutting-edge exhibitors will display their latest solutions, while 150+ speakers and industry leaders will shape the industry’s future.
  • What sets this event apart are its networking lounges, which facilitate meaningful connections and foster collaboration and business development.
  • Visit their website for detailed information: Advanced Engineering | Inspiring the future of engineering and manufacturing (

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is the UK Government department for economic growth. It supports businesses to invest, grow and export, creating jobs and opportunities across the country.

DBT will:

– Redraw its rules to ensure businesses thrive, markets are competitive and consumers are protected.
– Secure investment from UK and international businesses.
– Advise, support and promote British businesses to grow and export.
– Open up new markets for businesses by removing barriers and striking trade deals.
– Promote free trade, economic security and resilient supply chains. 

For almost 50 years, Manufacturing Management has been the lead source of information for factory managers tasked with improving manufacturing performance, productivity and profit in their sites. In these unprecedented times, having access to the right information at the right time has never been more important. Constantly evolving to meet our readers’ needs and reporting on manufacturing best practice, Manufacturing Management delivers high-quality content and unrivalled access to a difficult-to-reach and infl uential audience of manufacturing managers and their senior leadership teams.

Carbon Architecture is a leading Net-Zero consultancy serving multiple sectors for over 10 years.

Our team of engineers work with clients to create bespoke Net-Zero Roadmaps, the implementation of intelligent building systems, and as a long-term partner to ensure energy and carbon reduction objectives are met.

We believe in data intelligence; integrating cutting-edge software and technology to measure and minimise your business’s carbon footprint.

The clients we serve include public facilities, manufacturing, retail spaces, and others. Our ethos is that we reduce and optimise first – working with you, on what you have, rather than just looking for big capex projects to make change. We are straight-talking, solutions-focused.

Konica Minolta, are a global manufacturing and technology company with a 150-year history, focuses on image processing and precision measurement. Our solutions address manufacturing challenges, including health and safety compliance automation, inspection procedures, and integrating measurement systems for record-keeping. We tackle industry challenges such as ESG compliance by linking systems to production efficiency and quality. The company invests in AI and Industry 5.0, using high-performance cameras for compliance and traceability. Konica Minolta also addresses talent acquisition by investing in digital technologies and a European innovation program. We offer pilot programs for new products and emphasise a step-by-step experimental transformation approach. Explore our manufacturing solutions online, book a demonstration, or arrange an in-person consultation.

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK government’s export credit agency. We support UK exporters, international project sponsors and buyers of UK goods and services; in the year 2022-23, we provided £6.5 billion in new, direct support for UK exports by working alongside over 100 banks and lenders to provide flexible, innovative, and competitive financing solutions. UKEF can support companies large and small across a range of sectors with their exports, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property. Last year, 84% of the companies we directly supported with a UKEF product were SMES. To find out more on how UK Export Finance can support you, visit:

Fun, bite-sized training designed for the manufacturing industry! We believe in making learning fun! Engage, retain, and upskill your learners with our captivating, animated storytelling with iAM Learning!

We know you’ve only got an allocated section of time to train your staff, which is why we’ve designed 300+ IOSH approved and CPD accredited bite-size courses that cover Safeguarding, Cyber Security, Compliance, Health & Safety and much more. They work on mobile and desktop so your team take the courses anywhere and at any time. Each course takes only 2 to 15 minutes to complete, enabling rapid upskilling in minutes, not hours!