A group of thriving manufacturers from across the UK are on a mission to raise the profile of successful SMEs in the UK manufacturing sector. The consortium of nine members of ConeX - a membership and support hub for anyone working across the UK’s manufacturing and engineering sectors - are attending the Advanced Engineering show in Birmingham in November.
Together, they hope to provide a strong voice for the successful, but often overlooked, UK manufacturing SMEs - and some good news.
Led by Sam Baynham, ConeX Founder and Managing Director, the combined attendance to the event demonstrates the very ethos that is behind the success of the UK’s collaboration portal and and its members - but which is lacking in more national support.
”The manufacturing sector in the UK contributes almost £200 billion into the UK economy. We know that 99% of companies in the sector are SMEs, but despite contributing so much to local and UK-wide economies, we are not always heard and supported.
“At ConeX we work primarily with this 99%, by building a strong collaborative community we give the SME sector that chance to stand out. Every week we celebrate the success of our members - so we’ve decided to attend,” says Sam.
Many of the ConeX portal’s founding members are among the group of 9 organisations, which is representative of the success, innovation and dedication to bringing the supply chain home to the UK that is evident across British Manufacturing.
After much discussion, this consortium selected Advanced Engineering because they believe that it is the best platform to meet other organisations that share their drive, passion, and vision.
“It had to be Advanced Engineering 2022 - this is the best place for so many of our wonderful community to come together. We know we will see some fantastic projects but sadly this good news is not always picked up by the mainstream media. We will be here, and we will give a strong voice for the success of UK manufacturing,” adds Sam.
Find these ConeX members and their representatives at Stand F120:
- ConeX Portal – Sam Baynham, Angela Lawlor
- Equitus Design Engineering and Innovations – Raam Shanker
- Equilibirum Risk – Luke Appleby
- Mark3D UK – Nathaniel Head, Seamus Harrison
- M-CNC Precision Engineering – Leigh Howarth
- Nano Electronic Services – Steve Drew
- PLUS Automation – Mark Weymouth
- Structural Evolution – Casper Kruger
- Zedaxis Engineering Solutions – Yash Garg
Luke Appleby of Equilibrium Risk says “We are delighted to be exhibiting at Advanced Engineering this year. Advanced Engineering is the leading UK manufacturing and engineering supply chain event, and it is a great opportunity to meet, network and discover the latest technologies. Doing it alongside our friends from ConeX is a bonus. Like the Advanced Engineering show itself, ConeX is a celebration of collaboration, and we are delighted to be invited to take a spot on the stand.”