About Us

About Us

The Regional Manufacturing Forum is an organisation run by manufacturers for manufacturers, in partnership with the Cutlers’ Company, all the Chambers of Commerce in the region and the EEF members in the region. It also acts as the Manufacturing Sector Group for the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (link to section).

The Forum’s objective is to support and promote manufacturing businesses in the Sheffield City Region. We aim to do this in three ways:

Inform

We provide opportunities for networking and information sharing, both through face to face events and via this website. We aim to keep manufacturers up to date with the latest news, sector initiatives and sources of business support. 

Influence

The Forum acts as a positive voice for regional manufacturers, by showcasing their achievements in order to attract both customers and inward investment and by demonstrating the breadth and potential of careers and educational options in the sector. We represent the sector with the Local Enterprise Partnership and also aim to promote the region’s manufacturing capabilities to the wider world.

Innovate

We want to ensure that the regional manufacturing community has access to opportunities to innovate within their organisations in order to support growth. We will do this by helping manufacturers to identify and access potential collaborators and sources of support.

Organisation

The Forum is run by a steering group who meet regularly to plan Forum activity and also to discuss matters relating to the Local Enterprise Partnership. You can find out who’s involved by visiting the Who We Are page.

Membership

Membership of the Forum is free of charge and open to anyone involved in manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region. To join, simply complete the form on the Join page.

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