Knitting together the business community

14 November 2018

We believe that two, or more, heads are better than one – especially when it comes to tackling business challenges.

So, in response, we are proud supporters of the Manufacturers Alliance, an initiative that offers business owners and leaders operating in the manufacturing industry the opportunity for peer learning.

The alliance is dedicated to supporting sector frontrunners in developing strategies to advocate change and drive business growth, which it encourages through site visits, monthly group meetings and networking.

At the beginning of this month, we were honoured to host a group of local professionals seeking inspiration and knowledge sharing.

Hosting the local business community

Kicking off the visit was a tour of our state-of-the-art facility, followed by a workshop on talent acquisition best practice, led by Natalie Handley, co-founder of Handley James Consulting.

This focused on how to compile the correct information prior to commencing any recruitment exercise, who to involve and how to ensure a process is conducted to reflect an individual business’ needs.

The afternoon workshop focused on problem solving to help the attendees with any current business issues. Working in groups, the aim was to share advice and techniques based on successful past experiences.

One of the members of the Manufacturers Alliance, Samantha Ashton, said: “Being a leader in any business is lonely. Having a support network, which has become a source of great friendships, has benefitted me personally as well as our business.

“I cannot recommend the Manufacturers Alliance highly enough, anyone who joins will reap immediate, long-lasting benefits.”

We thoroughly enjoyed hosting the tour and workshops at our Dewsbury HQ, and look forward to welcoming the next group of eager industry professionals.

Business leaders from the manufacturers alliance

To find out more about the Manufacturers Alliance, visit: