Transport Equipment Manufacturing

The following resources provide support to businesses in the Transport Equipment Manufacturing sector

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Trade Organisations/Associations

Aerospace Technology Institute
Established as a collaboration between Government and industry to help the UK realise the opportunity available of capturing a valuable share of the growing global civil aviation market.

National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP)
NATEP is a £14.4m programme to mature 40 aerospace technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain.

Trade organisation for companies in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Sectors.

UK Space Agency
An executive agency of the UK Government, responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions.

Trade association of the UK space industry.

Midlands Aerospace Alliance
Formed in 2003 to support and represent the aerospace industry across the Midlands region.

Rail Alliance
The rail sector’s largest dedicated B2B networking organisation.

Rail Forum East Midlands
Represents over 150 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Represents more than 700 automotive companies in the UK, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.

The Automotive Council
Established in 2009 to enhance dialogue and strengthen co-operation between UK government and the automotive sector.

Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) www.
A not-for-profit organisation responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK's most advanced sectors.

Gauge and Tool Makers Association (GTMA)
UK-based trade association for the engineering supply chain, including precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other related products and services.

Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA)
Trade association for the advanced engineering sector. Members can benefit from a range of services and market intelligence.

Manufacturing Technology Centre – An independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) representing UK manufacturing. Helps businesses with R&D, training, including management training and factory design.

EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation
Members organisation helping support manufacturers across the UK. They offer advice, consultancy and training to help manufacturing businesses to grow whist complying with changing regulations.

Part of EEF, NDI offer supply chain sourcing and development services to businesses of all sizes in the defence, aerospace, space and security sectors.

Made in the Midlands
A privately run peer group for MD's and CEO's of Manufacturing and Engineering firms in the Midlands, but which is now growing across the UK as a whole.

BEMA (British Engineering Manufacturers Association)
Trade association based in the South West although its reach is fairly wide, stretching into the West Midlands and the South East.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
One of the largest science, engineering and technology institutions in the world.


Made Smarter Review (Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)
The Made Smarter Review was launched in January 2017 as part of the Industrial Strategy announcement, setting out the aim for the UK to be a leader in Industrial Digitalisation (ID) and identify ways to exploit the benefits of applying digital technology to the manufacturing industry through a strong industry and government partnership. This has now been followed by the Made Smarter Commission , which met for the first time in Sept 2018.

Trade publication (online and print).

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