The Manufacturing Institute

Who we are and what we do

A specialist manufacturing support organisation – we work with everyone from ambitious SMEs to global brands, delivering specialist training, leadership development and onsite consultancy to help manufacturers improve their business performance.

Our Approach

We work tirelessly to find the very best manufacturing talent to support your business – we look for the perfect mix of industry experience and ability to transfer knowledge for sustainable application without reliance on an external partner. All our practitioners and coaches are experts in their field and have worked at senior levels in industry.

Festival of Manufacturing Excellence

We are extremely excited to present our new virtual Festival Of Manufacturing Excellence – two days of online content followed by 30 days on demand material, designed to fit around you. Click here find out more and visit our festival website.

Our Operational Excellence Model of Choice

There are a number of models available for companies to benchmark improvement initiatives and performance outputs against. Our Model of choice is the Shingo Model – in 2008 we became the first European Affiliate and have gone on to support more companies to recognition than any other Affiliate outside of the Americas.

The Shingo Model is a perfect fit for the Manufacturing Institute as it focuses on sustainable change – recognising that tools, systems, results and culture are critical to success and crucially the model explores the importance of the relationship between them.


I’m just not getting stressed like I used to…

Ashley Banks is convinced that the Manufacturing Institute’s Leadership Development Programme (LDP) has been instrumental in improving his confidence, effectiveness and communication skills in the workplace. A lamination shift trainer for Veka, Ashley attended the LDP for one day a week over two months in mid-2019. He says the impact of the course was immediate… Read more

Leadership Development Programme helps rubber maker put more bounce in his career

Nathan Williams signed up for the Manufacturing Institute’s Leadership Development Programme [LDP] to hone his management skills – and came away with so much more: a rejuvenated faith in his own abilities and an unexpected eagerness to see how far he can rise up the career ladder. An unhappy earlier foray into management had left… Read more

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I am not on site at the moment, can I still do this course?

Yes, all our courses are delivered securely online, and you will be given login details. We have redesigned all of our courses to suit a virtual environment, while maintaining the interactivity of face-to-face classroom delivery.

What sort of equipment do I need to access the online training?

The virtual courses are supported on laptops/desktops/tablets. Each student should have their own device to participate.

I like the content or certain modules of a course can this be adapted and delivered to my company only?

Yes, all programmes can be adapted to be run on-site to specific personnel or teams as required. Bespoke content can be added into each programme if run in-company.

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