By manufacturers, for manufacturers

The Manufacturing Institute is a rich source of expertise. Our industry experts have worked in manufacturing businesses of all sizes and sectors, driving improvement and delivering results.

They have all walked the walk and know exactly what it takes to successfully introduce and, importantly, sustain any change programme, whatever the scale.  They roll up their sleeves and ensure no detail is overlooked.

Our approach centres on transferring knowledge from us to you, so that you can acquire the skills and know-how to transform your business and your people now and in the future.


Whatever stage you’re at on the journey to excellence, we have a wealth of experience to help you reach the next level.

Whether its a full strategic review, introduction of a new process, performance-boosting training from shop floor to boardroom, or an assessment to benchmark against your global competitors, we have a solution.

Take your pick, from on-site consultancy to workshops, events, study tours, training programmes and much more.  We’re looking forward to putting 20 years of expertise and success at your disposal.

Enterprise Excellence

To succeed in a fiercely competitive global market, it’s not sufficient to just have the tools and techniques. Top-class performance relies on quality products, superb service, and a world-beating can-do culture.

Our Enterprise Excellence Framework has been developed from 20 years of face to face experience helping thousands of manufacturing companies to be the best that they can be. It is a proven method to guide organisations through the complex process of achieving and sustaining world-class performance.

The Enterprise Excellence Framework sets us apart – and it can do the same for you.

Find out more


Meet Toby Adamson – our programme delivery manager

Toby, 33, worked for Trafford Council for five years before joining The Manufacturing Institute.
He was a Data Analyst in the Children and Young Peoples’ Service, responsible for carrying out statutory returns for schools and was also the School Exclusions Data Officer and the Children Missing from Education Officer.
He went to Manchester Metropolitan University where he did an undergraduate degree in Film and Media Studies and an MA in Library and …

Find out more

Profit Programme success for Apeks Marine

By Bill Tiplady.

Process Improvement Practitioner, The Manufacturing Institute.


“We did a piece of work recently at Apeks Marine which looked at turning theory in to practice.

Blackburn-based Apeks, who make some of the most respected scuba diving equipment on the market, used two coaching days from our Profit Programme to run a Kaizen activity with the objective of increasing first stage breathing regulator production from 200 a day to 300 a day.

The …

Find out more

Contact Us

Please complete the form below and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry within 12 hours, alternatively call us on 0161 875 2525.

We look forward to helping you accelerating your manufacturing career.

Join the conversation: #futureofmfg

Please complete the form below:

Fields marked with a * are required.