Derby Manufacturing Network

Derby’s reputation for automotive, aerospace and rail is world renowned. The city’s geographical footprint is vast, stretching out to Moor Lane and Sinfin, and including many sites of manufacturing powerhouse Rolls-Royce, together with Alstom Transport, the UK’s largest train factory. As a result, the city itself is home to a significant number of manufacturing businesses compared to other cities in the region.

The home of the Derby Manufacturing Network is the University of Derby which builds on the region's innovative heritage to offer industry-relevant training.

The university’s active involvement in the Derby Manufacturing Network enables manufacturers to get involved early in helping to shape the university’s business programmes and collaborations.

Join us for our next East Midlands Manufacturing Network meeting

Network Meetings


East Midlands Manufacturing Network – Regional Meeting


8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Delta Hotels, Marriott, Nottingham Belfry, Mellors Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY

This event is for EMMN Members

This regional meeting replaces the six individual meetings for autumn 2024. ‘Stronger and better together’ has been the ethos of the East Midlands Manufacturing Network since its inception. We are delighted to bring you our first regional meeting offering the attending businesses all the benefits of their local networks but on a much greater scale. This regional meeting will give you the opportunity to meet and network with other manufacturing companies from across the East Midlands, strengthening existing bonds and giving you the opportunity to meet and share with others.

Benefits of joining the Network

To secure the future success of manufacturing in our region than by bringing together key knowledge and skills to form a dedicated, supportive peer network? That is the role of the East Midlands Manufacturing Network.

Increasing awareness and creating a positive perception of manufacturing to attract investment to our region.
Hear from industry experts who can provide an insight into addressing challenges faced by manufacturing businesses.
Stay informed about the financial support on offer for your manufacturing business, and tap into specialist advice to grow.
Lead Change
Get involved in lobbying activity to make sure your voice is heard, regionally and nationally.

Do I qualify?

Participation in the Network is free and open to manufacturers of any size. The only criteria for joining are that:

  • You are a senior manager or leader
  • Your business is based in the region covered by East Midlands Chamber (namely Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire)
  • Your business makes something