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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.

September 24th 2021

Export Academy

  What is the Export Academy? The Export Academy from the Department for International Trade will help

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September 20th 2021

How to Raise Your Game on LinkedIn and Win More Business

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) North East and Norma Foster for a free webinar, designed

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September 16th 2021

Marshalls LEJOG – mission accomplished!

After riding 970 miles and climbing 53,529ft across just nine days, pedalling through baking sunshine and thunderstorm

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September 1st 2021

Made Smarter Adoption North East

Helping manufacturing SMEs in the region grow their business with emerging digital technologies   Did you know

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August 23rd 2021

Export Academy

The Export Academy from the Department for International Trade will help you grow your business by showing

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August 16th 2021

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE INTRODUCTION TO IRELAND – OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW EXPORTERS

  The Department for International Trade (DIT), in partnership with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, is

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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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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

25/10/2021

12:00 pm

Other Event

Wellness at Work Webinar: The Science of Mindfulness

28/10/2021

11:00 am

Technology Forum

Technology in Manufacturing – Practical Industry Insights – TBC

11/11/2021

11:00 am

Business Improvement Forum

Business Improvement in Manufacturing – Practical Industry Insights – TBC

17/11/2021

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

The Expanded Metal Company – Pioneering Metal Mesh Products for More Than 130 Years – Site Tour

24/11/2021

12:00 pm

Marketing Forum

Marketing and Sales Teams Working Together to Drive Results with Horizon Works

26/11/2021

12:00 pm

Other Event

Wellness at Work Webinar: Self-Confidence for Success