Our Objectives

We provide a platform for supporting Wakefield-based manufacturers of all sizes and from all sectors of industry to help you improve and grow.  Our Forum is made up of representatives from key manufacturing companies across the district, including Advanced Diesel Engineering, Dempsey Dyer and Group Rhodes to name a few, and is steered by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (now part of the Business Growth Service) and Wakefield City Council.

Our Objectives:

  1. Be a voice and support a collective identity for Wakefield manufacturers
  2. Provide a platform for sharing best practice
  3. Provide peer to peer networking for manufacturers
  4. Run events to address  topics of interest chosen by the Manufacturing members
  5. Provide opportunities for local manufacturers to trade together and share commercial opportunities
  6. Work with other groups on activities of common interest whilst maintaining a separate identity for local manufacturers and this forum
  7. Provide opportunities for manufacturers to be informed of policy and business
  8. Support funding that effects them at the local, regional and national levels