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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.

December 3rd 2021

MD of Cell Pack Solutions talks business growth during pandemic and being a founding member of AMF.

Eddie Czestochowski, managing director of South Tyneside based, Cell Pack Solutions, talks business growth during the pandemic

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December 1st 2021

Caterpillar looks to AMF to help address sector issues

Helen Hopper, Head of Human Resources at Caterpillar, discusses why the company has become a member of

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November 18th 2021

Business Unit Manager for Marshalls Landscape Protection on why he got involved with AMF

Brian Tait, business unit manager for Marshalls Landscape Protection, discusses his role on the board of the

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November 17th 2021

Advanced Manufacturing Forum urges UK government to avoid potentially devastating trade war with Europe

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF), has warned of potentially severe consequences for its members, if the UK

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November 16th 2021

Re-Energising Stockton Businesses for Export Growth

Are you a Stockton business owner? Do you want to increase your sales and find new customers?

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November 16th 2021

Re-Energising Middlesbrough Businesses for Export Growth

  Are you a Middlesbrough business owner? Do you want to increase your sales and find new

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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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15/12/2021

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Port of Tyne – Offshore Opportunities – Logistics – Site Tour

19/01/2022

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting – Site Tour

16/02/2022

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting – TBC