Below are the sponsors of the Management Manufacturing Conference.

British Gas

Centrica is an energy and services company. Everything we do is focussed on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. Under our British Gas brand, we supply more than 750,000 UK business sites with gas and electricity, ranging from the smallest SME businesses right up to large corporates.

Working with our Distributed Energy team, we want to help you take control and turn your energy into an opportunity.

You will benefit from:

  • Increased profitability: through energy efficiency and access to new sources of income
  • More secure energy supply: with improved site resilience and reduced dependency on the grid
  • Improved carbon footprint: through lower energy use and lower carbon generation

To find out more about how we’re investing and how we can help you take control of your energy, visit:


OEEsystems International & PerformOEE ™

OEEsystems International are OEE Experts & Innovators delivering our premier OpEx OEE Software PerformOEE ™ globally to progressive manufacturers like Allergan, GE Healthcare, CooperVision, Solvay, Henkel, Finsbury Foods & Muller Dairies. It helps our customers improve competitiveness & delivers operational excellence by optimising production processes, enabling increased output and reduced production costs.

PerformOEE ™ is an automated, accurate, real-time OpEx OEE manufacturing intelligence solution providing superior process visibility, the ability to accurately track losses and a continuous stream of manufacturing root cause losses to focus on and fix. PerformOEE™ can be deployed across all processes including Discrete, Batch/API & Continuous manufacturing. It has a short implementation timeline, will deliver productivity improvements of at least 30% and has an R.O.I. of 6 months or less.

Contact Us:

Website: www.oeesystems.com/
Head Office: OEEsystems International, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
International tel: +353 (0)52 6181900.
IE Telephone: +353 (0)52 617 0384.
UK Telephone: +44 1279 881 999.
DE Telephone: +49 211 387 89340.


Werma Signaltechnik is an international organisation with 300 employees in 7 locations. Over 3500 signal devices are supplied into more than 50 different countries. The inventor of the modular signal tower now supplies a wide range of optical and audible signal devices to the general industry. The family owned business founded in 1950 is one of the global market leaders. A renowned technology leader, one of the latest product developments is a wireless machine data collection system for signal towers.


Supporting Organisations

Business Growth Hub Manufacturing Service

The Business Growth Hub Manufacturing Service enables ambitious small and medium manufacturers to meet their growth potential.

With a focus firmly on productivity, the manufacturing team work with businesses in the North West to develop a plan, and implement and measure impact for increased productivity within their operation.

Following a site visit, a manufacturing specialist will work with the business, analysing performance from the shopfloor to the boardroom, to identify opportunities to reduce waste, increase efficiency and create capacity to grow.

In addition, the Advisor will identify funding and grants, including the Manufacturing Growth Fund, to enable delivery of this plan.

To find out more or to arrange a productivity audit for your business visit www.businessgrowthhub.com/services/specialist/manufacturing-and-engineering

To apply for the Manufacturing Growth Fund visit www.manufacturingnorthwest.com


EEF is the voice of UK manufacturing and engineering and a leading provider of business support in the areas of HR and Employment Law, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Productivity Improvement, Supply Chain Development, Training and Skills Development. Our membership and business services packages deliver expert support to thousands of companies in the UK. We’ll help you improve your processes and productivity and attract, develop and retain a skilled, productive and flexible workforce.


The Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is inspiring Great British manufacturing globally by developing innovative manufacturing technologies and processes in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.

Founded in 2010, the MTC has some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world enabling it to provide a specialised environment for the development and demonstration of innovation to be used on an industrial scale.

A leading proponent of Digitising Manufacturing and home to the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, the MTC has expertise across a range of technologies. The MTC works collaboratively with companies of all sizes from start-ups to global corporations in diverse industry sectors including aerospace, marine, defence, construction and food and drink.

The MTC has more than 100 industrial members, who play an active role in the steering of the technological path of the organisation. The membership scheme promotes long term relationships, however, the MTC works with any company seeking a manufacturing solution. The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, which is supported by Innovate UK.


Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service

Part of Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) is focused on developing a culture of business excellence in all manufacturing companies in Scotland. We help businesses become more profitable, competitive and successful by designing and delivering tailored manufacturing improvement support.

Our skill is the breadth of knowledge and expertise we hold. Our team of practitioners are proven industrial leaders who guide businesses through immediate tactical challenges as well as longer term strategic change. Whether it’s helping embed a wider culture of change, making the most of your assets and technologies, developing efficiences or mentoring and coaching, SMAS is ready to support you and your business.

For more information on how SMAS can help, please get in touch via the website www.scottishmas.co.uk or call the team on 0300 013 3385.