Advanced Manufacturing

Northumberland has a long manufacturing tradition which is maintained by a diverse group of outstanding businesses.

Northumberland has a long manufacturing tradition which is maintained by a diverse group of outstanding businesses. Skilled local labour, excellent transport links and access to regional universities and centres of excellence all contribute to a great business environment.

Key companies include Kilfrost, EGGER UK, AkzoNobel, Jackel International UK, Renolit, Essity, Avery Dennison and Aavid Thermacore Europe.

 

Manufacturing Skills Academy Survey

We are currently testing the feasibility of establishing a Manufacturing Skills Academy in the region to address the skills and recruitment needs within the manufacturing sector locally.  In order to do that, we are seeking to understand the skills needs and recruitment difficulties faced by local manufacturing businesses and invite you to complete a short survey here.

The survey will take around 5 minutes to complete and will be open until 5th January 2018. Any feedback provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Harwood: 01670 528 492 or lisa.harwood@advancenorthumberland.co.uk

 

“For AkzoNobel our Ashington site will be the flagship for Decorative Paints in the UK. The North East is an abundant source of skilled and enthusiastic people which is fundamental to our success. We are very proud to be part of such a beautiful area with a unique and inspiring culture”

-          Matt Pullen, Managing Director AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK & Ireland