Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN) Expands Support Network with Six New Affiliate Partners

by Anna

The Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN) has strengthened its commitment to North East engineering and manufacturing businesses by welcoming six new affiliate partners to its board. This expansion enables EMN to offer an even broader range of support and services to its members across various disciplines.


The latest additions to EMN’s affiliate board are Absolute Quality Consultancy and Training, Fitfactory Technology Ltd, Johnston Carmichael LLP, Masfix, SMS Tech (Smart Manufacturing Solutions Technology), and Telex UK. These companies bring expertise in areas such as manufacturing technology, accountancy, health and safety, accreditations, operational areas management, energy use, and fixings and fasteners.


These new affiliates join established partners on the EMN affiliate board, including wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin, IT services provider CMYK, B2B marketing company Horizon Works, recruitment specialist Jackson Hogg, insurance broker Lockton, Lloyds Bank, commercial law firm Muckle LLP, and business support organization UMi.

Ailsa Anderson, Director of Development at EMN, expressed her enthusiasm for the new additions, highlighting the value they bring to the network. She emphasized EMN’s commitment to supporting the engineering and manufacturing community in the North East, recognizing the importance of specialist expertise in running successful businesses.

Among the new affiliates, SMS Tech stands out for its innovative operational areas management solutions, aimed at improving efficiency, performance, and reducing carbon footprints. Absolute Quality Consultancy and Training offers management systems support and training, providing EMN members with free initial consultations on various topics including business management systems and certification.

Fitfactory Technology Ltd specializes in manufacturing software and digital transformation projects, offering EMN members access to a free digital transformation assessment tool and exclusive savings on software and services. Masfix, a distributor and solutions provider for fasteners and fixings, offers EMN members yearly rebates, free access to Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems, and free consultations to streamline supply chains.

Telex UK focuses on energy management and consultancy services, helping companies optimize their energy and water spend through comprehensive strategies and implementation support. Finally, Johnston Carmichael LLP, a chartered accountancy and business advisory firm, offers EMN members a wide range of accountancy and business advisory services, including a free 30-minute consultation.

With these new affiliates on board, EMN is well-equipped to provide comprehensive support to its members, fostering growth and innovation within the North East engineering and manufacturing sector.


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