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Welcome to the AMF

Connecting manufacturers and providing support to drive collaboration and business growth

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) is a membership network which connects manufacturers and engineers, providing support to drive sustainable growth, innovation, best practice and collaboration with our members.

A community of passionate industry experts, we work with our members, strategic partners, and associates to grow the North East manufacturing and engineering sector.

What we do

Connecting and supporting manufacturing and engineering businesses

The AMF offers a range of services in partnership with industry experts to encourage collaboration, champion best practice and facilitate knowledge sharing – all with the aim of creating success opportunities.

Manufacturing
matchmaking

Making Owt is an initiative to encourage collaboration and growth within the North East manufacturing and engineering sectors and to support businesses in strengthening their regional supply chain.

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Connect with the
AMF community

AMF Connect is an online portal which offers members a community hub to share opportunities, initiate collaborations, connect with fellow members, and seek advice and support – all in real-time.

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Practical and expert
industry insights

Expertise Exchange captures all our practical industry insights from our events to content, advice, sector updates, real-life stories and other key resources to help manufacturing and engineering businesses grow.

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Make the most of
your membership

New AMF members will initially be partnered with a member of the AMF Board who will welcome you into the community and ensure you maximise on the many benefits of your membership.

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Why choose us?

AMF membership benefits

The AMF offers a range of exclusive benefits, vital signposting, and access to industry experts to support you at every stage of your business journey and to encourage collaboration, growth, and knowledge sharing.

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25+ free events per year

Peer to peer networking

Expert advice and support

Share knowledge and best practice

Free content support

Promote your business

Exclusive opportunities

Connect and collaborate

HOW WE CAN HELP

Connecting manufacturers and providing support to drive collaboration.

The AMF provides an extensive range of benefits, insightful events, and exclusive opportunities to support our members in growing and developing their businesses.

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Practical Industry Insights

Keep up to date with the latest manufacturing and engineering news

The latest news from the Advanced Manufacturing Forum and our members, including collaboration stories, and advice and insights from industry experts.

July 29th 2021

Net Zero 2050: It’s time the heating and cooling industry got comfortable with being uncomfortable

Neil Henry, director, HLA Services, explains why sustainability is set to revolutionise the way the UK energy

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July 19th 2021

Funky Chunky Furniture doubles in size as consumers embrace online shopping

South Tyneside based AMF Member Funky Chunky Furniture has doubled its workforce, as well as its turnover,

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July 9th 2021

Cyclists from Marshalls take on gruelling challenge for Macmillan

Almost 1,000 miles over 9 days, crossing 23 different counties…this September keen cyclists at AMF member, Marshalls

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June 11th 2021

Port of Tyne and Barbour strengthen their partnership with new port centric warehousing agreement

Renowned lifestyle and clothing brand, Barbour has expanded its partnership with Port of Tyne, ahead of a

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May 26th 2021

Manufacturing forum asserts its position as a voice to the manufacturing community with new board appointments

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) has appointed a new Chair and two Vice-Chairs to support its new

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April 27th 2021

Battery manufacturer powers growth with significant acquisition

Cell Pack Solutions, a South Tyneside based AMF member which manufactures custom battery packs is fuelling further

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Our events provide expert insights, practical tips and advice on specialised areas

From our Monthly Meetings to our Focused Forums, each of our events sees guest speakers share their real-life experiences and first-hand knowledge of the things that effect your business. With networking and Q&As, our events allow you to connect with and learn from leading industry experts.

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30/07/2021

1:00 pm

Other Event

Summer Social at One More Than Two Brewing Company

08/09/2021

11:00 am

Business Improvement Forum

Business Improvement in Manufacturing – Practical Industry Insights – TBC

15/09/2021

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

AR Controls – Automation Focus – Site Tour

29/09/2021

12:00 pm

Marketing Forum

The Power of PR in Building Your Profile with Horizon Works

06/10/2021

12:00 pm

Making Owt

Matchmaking, Marketplace and Networking

14/10/2021

1:00 pm

Process Improvement Forum

Staff Development – Coaching

20/10/2021

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Elis – Staff Culture and Adapting to Change and Process Improvement – Site Tour

28/10/2021

11:00 am

Technology Forum

Technology in Manufacturing – Practical Industry Insights – TBC