East Midlands Accelerator Supporting Growth

East Midlands Manufacturing Network

Championing the East Midlands manufacturing community




The East Midlands Manufacturing Network

The East Midlands is a region with a strong manufacturing heritage and with the potential to have an equally strong future.

What better way to secure the future success of manufacturing in our region than by bringing together key knowledge and skills to form a dedicated, supportive peer network? That is the role of the new East Midlands Manufacturing Network.

Why get involved

By signing up to East Midlands Manufacturing Network, you are joining a business-led support network for manufacturers, which will help you to:

  • share best practices and experience in a trusted peer environment;
  • focus on issues and challenges that are a priority for you and other manufacturing businesses;
  • better understand the financial support on offer for your manufacturing business;
  • tap into specialist consultancy and advice on regulation and compliance;
  • identify collaboration opportunities; and
  • gain peer support and education.

The Network is being led by East Midlands Chamber. It builds on the success of the credible and respected Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network (NMN).

The project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF).* UKCRF funding is being delivered in areas considered by Government to be most in need. In the East Midlands, these are Bassetlaw, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Leicester City, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Nottingham City.

How to get involved

Participation in the Network is free. To join the network please contact your dedicated Manufacturing Networks Coordinator, Amy Kopyrko on 07879 350 140  or Amy.Kopyrko@emc-dnl.co.uk 

Upon receiving your application, your business will be signed up to the appropriate local network. The local networks are as follows:

  • Derbyshire Dales & High Peak Manufacturing Network - find out more here
  • Derbyshire Manufacturing Network - find out more here
  • Leicestershire Manufacturing Network - find out more here 
  • North Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network - find out more here 
  • Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network - find out more here 


Any business, of any size, in any area of manufacture is eligible to join the local networks. 

Businesses based in UKCRF areas only

In addition, businesses based in one of the UKCRF areas described above may be eligible for a £2,000 growth voucher towards specialist consultancy support or a grant of £8,000 linked to job creation.

East Midlands Accelerator is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund- prospectus