Partners and stakeholders

What makes East Midlands Manufacturing Network such a strong champion for manufacturing in our region is the calibre of its partners.

Stronger together

In geographical terms, East Midlands Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in the UK. It has a long history of strong working partnerships with manufacturers across the region and beyond, adeptly matching them with the support they need to flourish. Through the East Midlands Manufacturing Network, this footprint is only growing, and putting our region firmly on the map…

East Midlands Chamber

East Midlands Chamber is the leading independent business representation organisation in the East Midlands. It mobilises its collective strength to create sustainable growth, new opportunities, and greater prosperity.

It has always been a champion for manufacturing businesses. Its management of East Midlands Manufacturing Network is a key part of this ambition and is part of its long-term strategic plan.

Make UK

Make UK (formerly known as EEF) champions the UK’s engineering & manufacturing sectors. It is an active member of East Midlands Manufacturing Network and acts as a vital bridge between manufacturers in our region and Government policy-makers.

University of Derby

The University of Derby is home to the Derby Manufacturing Network. It also hosts the Derbyshire Manufacturing Network at its campus in Buxton. The university plays a leading role in building on the region’s innovative heritage to offer industry-relevant training.


Qinesis – The Business Growth Company has been serving the business community since 2004. It is made up of a team of engineers, scientists & technical CEOs, MDs & Directors, all of whom have commercial experience in the STEM sector.

It has been a key stakeholder in the East Midlands Manufacturing Network since its inception.

Space Park Leicester

Part of the University of Leicester, Space Park Leicester is a world-leading cluster for innovative research, enterprise and education in space and Earth observation.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is recognised as one of the top 20 research-led universities in the country and is the newest partner to the Network.

University of Nottingham

The Advanced Manufacturing Building on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee campus is home to the Nottingham Manufacturing Network. It means the Network has a direct link into the Institute for Advanced Engineering, with its excellent links to industry partners in sectors including aerospace, automotive, medical, instrumentation, defence, power, engineering, sustainable energy, textiles and clothing, recycling and consumer products.

Nottingham Trent University

NTU in Mansfield is home to the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network. It acts as an innovative hub of Nottingham Trent University, helping to serve a local community beyond Nottingham city centre

Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO). Its single objective is to bridge the gap between academia and industry. It helps manufacturers improve productivity reduce costs and de-risk the use of technology, also offering a complimentary line-walk to businesses.