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Manufacturing Month – May 2023
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Manufacturing Month – May 2023

Manufacturing Month returns for the third time- celebrating, challenging and championing the sector.

What is Manufacturing Month NI?

Manufacturing Month back as Manufacturing NI celebrates 20 years in business

Manufacturing Month, the annual major initiative which showcases the success and strength of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing and engineering sector, returns this May.

Led by representative body Manufacturing Northern Ireland, the entire month of May is dedicated to highlighting the companies, workers, and leaders who make the Northern Irish manufacturing sector the global success story it is. The month includes a busy programme of events, webinars, content from the sector, the flagship ‘Anchor High’ leadership summit, and the Manufacturing Hall of Fame dinner in the Guildhall in Derry on 31 May.

This year’s Manufacturing Month will also mark the 20th anniversary of Manufacturing Northern Ireland, formed in the North West in the early 2000s to provide the local manufacturing and engineering sector a strong, collective voice on issues which affected them. The organisation has flourished since then by delivering when it mattered most on issues as varied as Brexit, Covid, skills, business rates, access to labour, and investment.

The month is sponsored by some of Northern Ireland’s leading companies and organisations including Atradius, Barclays, CPL, Intertrade Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, KPMG, Lockton, and Mills Selig.

Manufacturing Month was first launched pre-Covid in March 2020 and brings together manufacturing firms, industry leaders, policy and key decision makers, schools, and young people to recognise the strengths of the sector, the great careers which are enjoyed and are possible, and celebrate the contribution local firms make to our economy and solving problems globally.