Business Profile

What We Do

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CKMA is ‘Run by manufacturers, for manufacturers’. By listening to our members and putting on events and meetings which fulfil the needs of local businesses the Alliance is building stronger relationships with large and small companies alike. We know that time is precious when you are running a small business so we make useful and relevant information available to you at the click of a button.

Our goal is to…

INSPIRE: through our factory visits and member meetings
INFORM: through our e-newsletter and website
INTEGRATE: businesses into the local supply chain

Manufacturing is crucially important in Calderdale and Kirklees with a higher than average percentage of local people employed in the industry. Manufacturing is very much ‘alive’ and our area is ‘punching above its weight’

Any manufacturing business is welcome to join and benefit from:

• Regular factory visits offering the opportunity to learn from other business
• Member meetings with invited speakers on topics of specific current interest
• Best Practise Forums for people with responsibility for finance, IT, HR, H&S and export to meet with others with similar responsibilities in local businesses
• ‘Meet the Buyer’ events to introduce some of the larger companies to smaller potential suppliers
• A monthly newsletter specifically for manufacturers with updates on events on offer and funding etc
• A unique website dedicated to manufacturers with constantly updated information on sources of grants and funding

Working alongside both Calderdale and Kirklees Councils, the University of Huddersfield and the Department of International Trade we bring a ‘ground-level’ perspective and are able to offer the views of our members. More recently we are being consulted by the Local Enterprise Partnership on strategies to support manufacturers.

We also have a large number of sponsors who offer their services to manufacturing businesses.

Want to get involved? Then please get in touch…together we are stronger!

To join: Please visit www.ckma.co.uk and click on the link in the ‘Join here’ section. This will trigger your log in details for the website and your invoice for £50.

Expressing an interest is free and without obligation, however charges apply if you join this organisation

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