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Free Manufacturing Co-operative membership for 10 companies

2 September 2015

Fancy the chance of winning an exclusive membership which will give your company the chance to bid for some of the biggest manufacturing contracts in the UK?

SEMLEP has teamed up with the newly-formed Manufacturing Co-operative to give 10 businesses a free membership with the co-operative which will enable you to join forces with other businesses and tender for major contracts.

The Manufacturing Co-operative believes in ‘strength in numbers’ – smaller companies joining forces and working collaboratively to offer a broad mix of skills and knowledge to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). 

This puts ambitious, growing businesses such as yourself at the front of the queue to win lucrative contracts, working together with fellow SMEs to showcase just what the South East Midlands has to offer.
Regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), the Manufacturing Co-operative, set up by Cranfield University, will establish a cluster within the SEMLEP area matching the specialist skills of small manufacturing businesses based in the South East Midlands area with the needs of OEMs to deliver innovative supply chain solutions.

Membership benefits include:
  • The Co-operative will work closely with OEMs and will scan subscription procurement portals to local opportunities.
  • The Co-operative's bid consortia will help you to win larger contracts.
  • You will develop new business opportunities, project management and receive skills and training support.
  • Each member will have their own landing page on the co-operative website.
  • There will be regular member meetings which will include networking and introductory presentations.
For your chance to win simply complete this sentence in no more than 30 words.
“My company wants to become a member of the Manufacturing Co-operative because…”

Send us your reply and be in with a chance of winning this membership by emailing

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