Gold Sponsor

Manufacturing has never been more important to the success and growth of the UK and is integral to the country’s growth objectives – from helping to rebalance the economy to contributing to the UK’s export market. As part of our Helping Britain Prosper Plan, we committed to provide a total of £4 billion in funding support to the manufacturing industry in the four years to December 2017. We are proud to have delivered this commitment six months ahead of target in June 2017.

Bank of Scotland understands that manufacturing businesses have unique banking needs. Whether it’s assisting with cash flow needs, financing growth to build new supply chains, improving efficiency, or helping to penetrate new markets, our manufacturing trained managers can provide guidance to help find the most appropriate plan.

Silver Sponsor

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.

Silver Sponsor

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is the catalyst for the growth and success of advanced manufacturing in the UK.

It helps manufacturing companies bridge the transition between early stage research and commercial application – the so-called Valley of Death – which typically involves big investments in facilities and expertise, without guarantee of success.

Its seven Centres possess a full range of technology capabilities covering all stages of manufacturing. They offer companies – ranging from big multinationals to SMEs – open- access to full scale leading edge manufacturing equipment, world-class expertise and an environment of collaboration between companies, as well as between industry and research institutions and universities.

Bronze Sponsor

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally.

With around 3,800 partners and staff in the UK and access to more than 43,000 people in 120 countries across the RSM network, we can meet our clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.

Our specialist manufacturing team works with a wide range of businesses across the sector and we use our experience and industry insight to overcome the issues and challenges that manufacturers face, help them capitalise on opportunities and provide proactive solutions to their compliance and business advisory requirements.

For more information, email Stuart McCallum, Head of Manufacturing in Scotland.