The Guild is proud to say that it has formed a strong affiliation with the EEF (the manufacturers’ organisation, helping thousands of companies to evolve and compete in a fast-changing world - companies as well known as Rolls Royce, Siemans, Carl Zeiss, Jaguar & Dunlop).

Manufacturing is responsible for 55% of UK exports, vital to the countries economic growth and the EEF is 100% dedicated to the future of manufacturing. Around a quarter of the UK's manufacturing companies are members of this forward thinking and supportive organisation and they deserve our support.

As you know, along with Canon we are sponsoring a photography competition they are running to 'capture the spirit of modern manufacturing' to help promote their laudable aims. Earlier today Panel Member Simon Young was involved in the shortlisting of several hundred images. A judging day involving those shortlisted will follow and Guild Directors Steve & Lesley Thirsk will be attending their awards evening at the end of the month.

If you want to read more about the EEF and the competition please visit