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Manufacturing forum strengthens market position with the appointment of two new board members

Joining the board is Jamie Gamble, employment partner at UK Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway, and Samantha Davidson, managing director of strategic marketing company, Horizonworks.


North East manufacturers invited to market for global growth

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) will host its quarterly Marketing Club, with its strategic marketing partner Horizonworks, at the North East Manufacturing and Engineering Expo 2017 on Wednesday 5 July.


Manufacturing organisation bolsters its expertise with the appointment of four new board members

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) has appointed four North East industry experts to its strategic board to help drive forward the organisation’s development.


New initiative set to boost manufacturing performance in the North East

North East manufacturers will gain support in improving their performance and processes, thanks to an innovative new collaboration.


North East experts collaborate on a marketing masterclass for manufacturers

Manufacturers in the North East are invited to harness the knowledge and advice of marketing experts at the AMF Marketing Club.


The AMF sponsors prestigious local award

The AMF sponsored the ‘Green Business of the Year’ award at the Newcastle Business Awards 2016.


Successful launch of marketing masterclass for manufacturing firms

North East manufacturers were given support to boost their marketing regionally, nationally and internationally at a new initiative, launched this month.


New initiative to lead manufacturing firms through the marketing maze

North East manufacturers will be able to tap into a wealth of marketing expertise thanks to the launch of a new initiative.


Energy partnership renewed for two South Tyneside businesses

Independent energy consultant, Square One Utilities has announced a contract with Jarrow-based electrical components manufacturer, HVR International Ltd to manage its energy supply services.


More women in engineering and manufacturing can help plug the skills gap, claims MP

The skills gap in the North East’s manufacturing and engineering sector could be reduced by encouraging more women to work in the industry according to MP for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah.


Newsletter supplement 17/5/16 - Square One Utilities and Vreo

A North East based energy consultancy is gearing up for the water market opening up to competition in April 2017 after an extremely successful start to the year.


Newsletter 14/12/15

As Advanced Manufacturing Forum’s preferred legal suppliers, Ward Hadaway run a ‘hotline service’ exclusively for its members.


Newsletter 19/10/15

As many manufacturing companies look to engage apprentices, some important changes have come into force.


Newsletter 28/9/15

A senior figure at one of the region’s top employers has called for a change in attitudes towards manufacturing and apprenticeships.


August Monthly Meeting - Steph McGovern Talks Skills

Yesterday's August monthly meeting was a change from our traditional meetings as the BBCs Steph McGovern came to South Tyneside College to speak with our members about skills in industry.


Meet the Boss - Jack Hanwell

Jack Hanwell, manager at Advanced Manufacturing Forum, was recently interviewed for the Northern Echo's "Meet the Boss" segment.


July Monthly Meeting

One of our best attended meetings of 2015, we invited NECC and South Tyneside Council to speak about the Northern Powerhouse and Northern Devolution


Newsletter - Ward Hadaway warns of pension disruption potential

COMPANIES face potential headaches when sweeping changes to workplace pensions come into effect next week, a leading law firm has warned.


Newsletter - Liebherr Apprentices in National Contest

A GROUP of North East trainee welders, electricians, fitters and machinists are bidding to become team of the year in a national contest to find the country’s leading apprentices.


HMRC - Business Support Products

We recently spoke with HMRC and they were more than happy to offer some information on their Business Support Products.


January Monthly Meeting

As usual our meeting began with a half an hour sign in period so that our members could network with one another and have a spot of lunch before the presentations began.


December Monthly Meeting

As usual our meeting began with a half an hour sign in period so that our members could network with one another and have a spot of lunch before the presentations began.


November Monthly Meeting and Manufex

Between 9am and 4pm AMF"s admin apprentice Jack Rae was at Manufex North representing the forum with help from Gordon Wallis of Zenith People.

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