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ManEx’s Mind over Mountains!

ManEx’s Mind over Mountains!

Manufacturing Excellence are taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks! This adventure consists of a 24 mile hike, including climbing 3 mountains in the Yorkshire Dales – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.  We pride ourselves on teamwork at ManEx, so we wanted to work...

Improving Businesses & Changing Lives worldwide!

Improving Businesses & Changing Lives worldwide!

At Manufacturing Excellence, we are passionate about improving businesses, and changing lives. In January 2021 we discovered a fantastic charity called ‘Lend with Care’, allowing us to achieve this even further afield!  Lend with Care is a charity where you can loan...

Making 2021 your best year!

Making 2021 your best year!

How businesses with more connected, motivated and highly skilled people will solve the puzzle of growth in times of uncertainty. Download the latest issue: Making 2021 your best year!

Keep Calm & Climb On

Keep Calm & Climb On

Clare Cooper, one of our colleagues, along with employees from one of our client companies, Paneltex, are embarking on the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge in support of WISHH (Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals) to help fundraise for NHS key workers in these...

Festive Fun! 

Festive Fun! 

Just before the Christmas holiday period, Manufacturing Excellence had their final team meeting of the decade! The team were congratulated and thanked for their hard work which had contributed to another successful year in the company.  The meeting consisted of team...

A fun night at HallowScream! 

A fun night at HallowScream! 

Here at Manufacturing Excellence, we believe a happy team provides a more productive and collaborative work environment. So how do we make such a tightly bonded team? Well what better way to bond than being scared out of your skin and having to run for your life...

Revising and Adapting Strategy

Revising and Adapting Strategy

As we entered 2020, no-one could have forecast that we would see millions of employees around the world either working from home or not working at all, the UK government paying out £Billions to support businesses, and the value of oil in the USA dropping to less than...

The Journey to Becoming a World Class Electronics Manufacturer

The Journey to Becoming a World Class Electronics Manufacturer

BSC Filters is a world-leader in the design and manufacture of microwave filters, diplexers and waveguide and coaxial passive components. Based in York with 65 employees and revenues of £6m the company is part of Dover Corporation’s Microwave Product Group, producing complex products for telecommunications and defence clients.  We spoke to Managing Director Martyn Lee […]

4 Ways to Improve Company Culture in 2019

4 Ways to Improve Company Culture in 2019

Manufacturing Excellence recently had our summer team building day aimed at continuing to drive our company culture. As we well know from our day jobs a good culture is a key driver in increasing productivity and, thanks to our HR Manager Rhianne Bannon the day was a...

Created by Manufacturers for Manufacturers

Created by Manufacturers for Manufacturers

Use the new manufacturing qualification matched with your exact business needs to drive your lean journey   The UK’s Manufacturing Industry is highly regarded worldwide for its innovation and operational excellence. To stay at the forefront we constantly need to be developing skills and knowledge across all levels of our manufacturing businesses. Written by a […]

Best in Show!

Best in Show!

We had a fantastic time at the Made in the Midlands Exhibition in Coventry on 20th June and are extremely proud to have been recognised by the organisers as having one of the most eye catching stands at the event! We met some great people and discussed some really interesting ideas around tackling the challenges […]

A Royal Invitation

A Royal Invitation

We were extremely honoured this month when our HR & Office Manager, Rhianne Bannon, and her husband Chris were invited to join the Royal Family at one of their famous garden parties at Buckingham Palace. Rhianne’s husband was invited in recognition of his dedication, hard work and commitment to his role in the armed forces. […]

‘People have started thinking about how things can improve’

‘People have started thinking about how things can improve’

Manufacturing Excellence are currently working with a commercial refrigeration manufacturer based in West Yorkshire with 450 employees. We put together an improvement programme for them with a particular focus on changing the culture and instilling an improvement focus throughout the business. After the first three months of their improvement programme we sat down with their […]

We’re Proud to be Judging at the Manufacturing Awards

We’re Proud to be Judging at the Manufacturing Awards

  The Manufacturing Champions awards are held annually at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. Now into their fifth year, the they are the only industry awards that recognise the individuals and teams who make the UK’s factories world-class. They want to recognise the brightest and best in manufacturing. From the operations director who has transformed performance […]

Workshop Review

Workshop Review

We recently ran the very successful workshop “Good to Great to World Class in a day” hosted at the famous Tetley Centre in Leeds. The day focused on the journey to world class manufacturing and the steps needed to get there from any starting point. We were joined by a fantastic group of manufacturers at […]

‘Our factory has completely transformed’

‘Our factory has completely transformed’

Greyhound Box are coming to the end of their first Manufacturing Excellence Improvement Programme. We are delighted to say that the programme has been a great success with fantastic results. A winning culture has been cultivated throughout the business.   ‘Working as part of a team has been really helpful in showing us how different […]

We’re Putting on Our Running Shoes for Cancer Research UK

We’re Putting on Our Running Shoes for Cancer Research UK

In November Manufacturing Excellence will be putting on our running shoes to take part in the Abbey Dash, a 10k charity run based in Leeds, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.   Our people each have their own reasons for taking part and we will be sharing some of these with you between now […]

‘We’ve doubled our turnover in the past 12 months’

‘We’ve doubled our turnover in the past 12 months’

  Manufacturing Excellence have recently completed an improvement programme with Inline Health & Beauty. Established in 1997 Inline Health & Beauty develops, manufactures and fills personal care and beauty products. Inline were going through a period of growth so they wanted a programme centred around improving their capacity and productivity as well as drive a […]

Manufacturing Excellence Improvement Programme  Saves £30million

Manufacturing Excellence Improvement Programme Saves £30million

Manufacturing Excellence put together a business improvement programme for an international automotive manufacturer designed to help staff implement, drive and sustain their lean manufacturing culture.   As part of the programme team leaders were trained to identify and implement ways to reduce waste by improving systems and processes.   “The kaizen activities we did led […]

See you at the 2018 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show

See you at the 2018 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show

In an age where the customer reigns supreme, no superhero can do it alone. Is you bat phone ringing off the hook? Are you firefighting too many issues and wish your batcave ran more efficiently? Do you need help getting more citizens on side? At some point in time…. We are the business improvement & […]

Waving the Flag for Excellence at the Manufacturing Champions Awards

Waving the Flag for Excellence at the Manufacturing Champions Awards

The team at Manufacturing Excellence had a fantastic time at the 2017 Manufacturing Champions Awards at The Midland Hotel, Manchester. Hosted by journalist and presenter Steph McGovern the awards championed the manufacturing industry in the UK and more importantly the people behind it.   As always there was a whole host of deserving nominees throughout […]

Proud to be part of the Made in Yorkshire Family for 2018

Proud to be part of the Made in Yorkshire Family for 2018

We are proud to announce we have joined the Made in Yorkshire Family as a patron. Made in Yorkshire exists to unite Yorkshire industry by bringing together like minded companies to source, supply, share best practice and collaborate within the region. Manufacturing Excellence are a team of people who are highly experienced and passionate about […]

Learner Success at Richard Western Ltd

Learner Success at Richard Western Ltd

Manufacturing Excellence has just finished a thoroughly successful business improvement project with Richard Western Ltd, an agricultural trailer manufacturer in Suffolk. At the start of the process Managing Director Angus Western highlighted his main goals were to build a strong team and improve overall performance. Taking this on board we were able to tailor the […]

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