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A year in review at Made in Yorkshire - 2017

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What an incredible year it’s been at Made in Yorkshire! A busy, crazy, fun year! 

Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved with us along the way! Whether you attended an event, met with a member of the team or promoted us amongst your contacts, we couldn’t have done it without you!

We are so proud to have brought together such an engaged, innovative and dynamic family of Yorkshire Manufacturers and we hope you are proud to be involved!

As the year draws to a close and we look towards 2018 we thought we should take a moment to review just what has happened in 2017 and how we have gotten to where we are!

In 2017 Made in Yorkshire ... 

Put on 16 Working Groups and Breakfast mornings that brought together around 400 decision makers in manufacturing and engineering to share best practice!

Ran the biggest manufacturing and engineering exhibition in Yorkshire where we saw 850 delegates come together for a day of networking and knowledge sharing! Leads and connections from the day have since resulted in a number of orders! One stand out order that came about as a result of the show had a value of £250,000.

Hired 5 new team members! Which for anyone that knows us well enough is the entire team!

Saw the members combined turnover reach a whopping £2.9 billion and employee numbers hit around 17,000 people across the region!

Were awarded a seat on the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group. Ensuring that Yorkshire SME’s are represented! 

Launched Industry working groups dedicated to bringing together manufacturing and engineering decision makers to find solutions to industry issues such as skills, marketing, innovation, technology and funding.

Started the Made in Yorkshire Magazine! We have since released three issues full of member news and blogs. This is now distributed to around 4,200 manufacturing companies across the region.

Brought together the first Made in Yorkshire council to lead the group, this is made up of 11 members Directors/MD’s. They have already done so much work to make sure we are developing the group in the best interests of our Manufacturers.

and last but not least we started Made in Yorkshire TV, we have since recorded 3 episodes! The aim of the TV show is to showcase the talent Yorkshire industry has, members will come in and share their insights into industry hot topics and showcase their companies! 

Thank you again to everyone who has made all the above possible, we have done all of this as a result of our members feedback. We have more innovations to launch in 2018 and can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!