The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

We work with all types of organisations: from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) all the way through to local manufacturing companies.

We’re at the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing research and development sector and are the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of only seven in the UK.

Booth Welsh is a digitalisation technology company with a strong background in electrical, control systems and instrumentation.

We are interested in collaborating with companies to win, execute and operate projects that would benefit from digitalisation and industry 4.0 technologies. It is our aim to work with you to give you a competitive edge, embracing modern technologies and connecting your operations.

CeeD is a peer to peer membership body of industry and academia focussed on engineering, manufacturing and the supply chain.

Set up in 2006 and operating across Scotland, CeeD shares best practice and learning through clinic events and network connections.

CeeD’s activities are driven by the members’ agend, highlighting the challenges they face or the best practice and solutions they can showcase. Common themes include planned maintenance and lean manufacturing techniques, energy, waste, training, marketing, health and safety, product innovation and people development.

Growth 500 is CeeD’s packaged programme of relevant business topics delivered across eight days over a nine month period and is open to all member companies.

CENSIS is industry-led centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and is a key part of the developing innovation landscape in Scotland with the aim of driving digital enablement. It is one of eight Innovation Centres funded by the Scottish Funding Council and its overarching goal is to create sustainable economic value in the Scottish economy in the important and diverse domain of sensor systems and their applications, increasingly around the Internet of Things. CENSIS deploys a toolkit comprising strategic outreach and relationship building; collaborative R&D projects; shaping the research agenda and strategic R&D activity in response to industry challenges; and industry driven postgraduate taught and research programmes.

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) works with Scottish companies of all sizes and sectors to support improvement in productivity, culture and behaviours from the shop floor to the boardroom.   We can help your business plot a course to take advantage of new digital opportunities to improve your productivity and boost your competitiveness.  Visit our stand in the front foyer to sign up for our new Manufacturing 4.0 Review.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency and together with Highlands & Islands Enterprise, is tasked with helping improve Scotland’s productivity through securing more inward and capital investment for Scotland; supporting more companies and sectors to innovate and internationalise.

Come and talk to us about how we can support your business.

SP Technology is a long established and passionate team of multi-skilled engineers who develop unique automated production solutions from initial design to full sign off and commissioning.

Our customers exist in a growing and diverse range of industries from medical devices and smoke detector assembly and labelling through to parking sensor development and even shortbread cutting.

Over our 34 years, there isn’t much we haven’t seen, and it really is an exciting time to be in the engineering industry, as our production solutions are becoming more and more advanced to meet our customers’ demands.

Established in Durham almost 25 years ago with a fast-growing presence in Motherwell, we believe any business can be improved by using technology to enable and support strategy; that’s why our strapline was, and still is, “Performance Through Technology”.

Unlike other IT companies, our approach focusses not on technology, but on business challenges. Every project, customer relationship, and solution we design is based on our values of aligning technology to the problem, and never making a problem fit a technology.

CSIC is one of Scotland’s 8 Innovation Centres and sits at the intersection of industry, academia and the public sector to bring transformational changes to the Scottish construction sector through encouraging the adoption of digital technologies and accelerating industrialisation in the sector through the adoption of Industry 4.0. CISC’s Innovation Factory at Hamilton International Technology Park is the UK construction industry’s first dedicated digital manufacturing, prototyping and skills ‘Centre of Excellence.’

The IfM is part of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering. Our research aims to help companies develop life-changing products and services, build better businesses, create meaningful jobs, and improve the environment for the future. We also aim to help government foster innovation and enterprise to deliver social and economic benefits. Our researchers work on a wide range of manufacturing and advanced production technologies; digital manufacturing technologies and data analytics and how they can be used to transform factories, supply chains and business models.

Back for its fourth year, the Business Insider Made in Scotland Awards in partnership with University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre champions all aspects of transformational discoveries and developments made in Scotland. The Made in Scotland Awards will take place on 9 May 2019 at the Glasgow Science Centre.

New Intelligence is developing sector focused digital transformation Enterprise Improvement Platform (E.I.P.) that will revolutionise the manufacturing sector. Our first product, Voyage 360™ is a software solution that puts the business owners, operations professionals and engineers in control of business improvement and digital transformation as a tool for managing continuous improvement. In the complex every changing business environment we operate in New Intelligence are delivering a truly lean based solution to help manage and mitigate those recurring business impacting challenges and achieve business excellence. Voyage 360™ powered by New Intelligence, a true lean software solution designed for manufacturers by manufacturers.

Edinburgh Business School is the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, a leading British university accredited by Royal Charter.

Business Gateway is a publicly-funded service contribution to the economic well being of Scotland by providing access to free business support services. Business Gateway is delivered by local authorities. We have strong partnerships with a wide variety of organisations to help deliver the best advice and support to Scottish businesses. We offer a range of professional resources, support and tools to help you learn new skills, create new opportunities and develop sustainable strategies for growth.

Our core function is to support the manufacturing engineering industry. To that end we offer a variety of services aimed at ensuring best practice.

We maintain links with organisations and bodies which have a bearing on the efficient operation of our industry. These include Scottish Enterprise, the EEF, Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels.

Legislation or directives dealing with relevant areas of the manufacturing sector are considered and discussed by our professional staff and by committees containing personnel from member companies.

In this way we are able to inform our membership of impending legislation and how they should deal with it.

We assist industry recruitment by our active involvement with educational establishments including primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities. Several colleges and universities are in membership.

By highlighting achievement in our industry we fulfil a profiling function. We do this in a number of ways which include raising media awareness and presenting awards for excellence within our industry.

The origins of Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers lie in a partnership formed by Bill Johnston and John Carmichael in 1936.

From our beginnings in rural Moray, we’ve grown into one of the country’s leading professional services businesses with a network of offices across Scotland.

With over 700 staff and partners we are one of the UK’s top 20 accountancy firms and our team is headed up by our Chief Executive Sandy Manson.  Johnston Carmichael is the PKF member firm in Scotland, a family of legally independent member firms with over 400 offices, operating in 150 countries.

Our experts use their expertise and experience to act as trusted advisers offering detailed knowledge of your sector and keen insight to meet your individual needs across audittaxpersonal finance and other key areas.

We’ve grown our business on our people’s ability to get to grips with yours.