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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.

January 21st 2022

AMF Chair Richard Swart Congratulates Britishvolt on Securing Investment for New Electric Car Battery Plant in the Region

Richard Swart, Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Forum, said: “The Advanced Manufacturing Forum sends many congratulations to Britishvolt on

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January 20th 2022

Free Trade Agreement

The Department for International Trade (DIT) North East would like your input in shaping the activity and

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January 18th 2022

Environment and regeneration charity Groundwork is celebrating 30 years of success operating in South Tyneside

Environment and regeneration charity Groundwork is celebrating 30 years of success operating in South Tyneside, since it

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January 17th 2022

Exploration & Testing Associates Aiming High with Third North East Fund Investment

A market-leading North East ground investigation and materials testing business is aiming to break through the two

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January 14th 2022

NEL Fund Managers Injects Over £5.5M in 2021 Into North East Firms in Busiest Ever Investment Year

The North East’s longest-standing business investor has made investments worth a total of over £5.5m in regional

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January 13th 2022

Scantime IMFFP® 3 is now recognised as a City & Guilds Assured PLC training course

Happy New Year! We are thrilled to announce our new PLC Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro 3

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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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03/02/2022

8:00 am

Business Improvement Forum

Breakfast Networking P2P roundtable discussion – Labour market issues, wage increase, and inflation – What are you doing?

03/03/2022

10:00 am

Process Improvement Forum

AMF Process Improvement – Lean Workshop – Full Day event

10/03/2022

8:00 am

Other Event

P2P Breakfast Networking – Sustainability; Net Zero

16/03/2022

11:15 am

Monthly Meeting

AMF visit the Port of Tyne to hear the latest on Offshore opportunities and Logistics