NMN celebrates its 1st anniversary

Discussions between Nottingham City Council and The University of Nottingham during 2012 led directly to the creation of the Nottingham Manufacturing Network (NMN).

Nottingham Manufacturing Network at SMS Electronics

The initial meeting held at SMS Electronics Ltd confirmed the need for manufacturing businesses to exchange best practice and identify challenges effecting the sector. It also highlighted a significant level of enthusiasm for like-minded businesses to help support each other.

One year on and the group has grown and matured. Its regular meetings have focused on the key challenges facing the collective businesses – much of which has been around the skills agenda.  The ongoing exchange of views and ideas has also drawn the businesses closer together and allowed them to refine the purpose and shape of the future direction of the network, hence the NMN Charter.  All the members are now looking forward to the next 12 months where their combined size and commitment will more directly impact the local economic environment as well as uplifting their individual businesses.

Nottingham Manufacturing Network at MicroMesh

Micro-Mesh Filtration played host to the final meeting of 2014 which gave them the opportunity to showcase their splendid new facilities.