The Made in group evolved out of an editorial campaign in the pages of Business Report a regional business publication. The campaign existed to challenge the erosion of British industry through a succession of poor decisions by UK government and financiers, our campaign revolved around a pledge signed by manufacturers to open a channel of communication with local firms, take on apprentices and export to new markets.
The Made supplement became so large that it quickly dominated the newspaper, the final edition of Business Report was a mere 4 pages wrapped around a 36 page supplement.
In 2012 Made in Midlands dropped the 'campaign' name and is now referred to as just Made in Group, a collaboration of Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire. Our roots, however, have remained intact, we are here to challenge the status quo about how people think about British industry and ensure the sector is connected and informed.
Today the Made in Group is one of the the fastest growing membership groups in the UK with more than 500 members.
Made in Group's Badges
2 / 2 Badges Achieved
Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit www.madeequal.com
Members who have the passport badge have enhanced membership that includes the option to attend all national events. To enquire about becoming a passport member email [email protected]
Services Made in Group Provide
We Provide Members With These Core Services
We provide all members with a microsite and blogging platform on the Made in the Midlands or Made in Yorkshire domain, this is a powerful platform which helps manufacturers share news, message other members and advertise on other members microsite.
Our largest event of the year is based on a major exhibition at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Exhibitors include gold and silver members with more than 250 members showcasing their products and services. A yearly exhibition is also held in Yorkshire.
All Made members have the opportunity to attend best practice events in both Midlands and Yorkshire, these are held at member's premises and are usually weekly on a Thursday. This gives members the opportunity to network and share best practice.
Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, LS11 5QP
Tel: 0330 088 9618