Bradford Manufacturing Week (8th – 12th October 2018) is a four-day unique event to showcase the district’s manufacturing might and inspire, encourage and educate young people around the opportunities for a fulfilling and rewarding manufacturing career.

Launched by Bradford Chamber of Commerce and co-ordinated by career specialists Aspire iGen, Bradford Manufacturing Week will bring manufacturers, schools, young people and parents together through tours, work experience, seminars, exhibitions and learning events held at manufacturer premises and key locations across the district.

Endorsed by Bradford Council, Bradford Economic Partnership, Bradford University and Welcome to Yorkshire, this not-for-profit event relies on the generosity of key sponsors and supporters. Our 2018 headline sponsors are Barclays Bank with generous support from Gordons, Naylor Wintersgill, Bradford Economic Partnership, Mitton Mechanical and the University of Bradford.

Please join us, support us and help us to shape the future of Bradford’s manufacturing industry and open the door of opportunity for our district’s young people. To contact us, click here.

Latest News

  • Bradford Economic Partnership is proud to have the Bradford Chamber on its board and we are pleased to support the Chamber in delivering the Bradford Manufacturing Week.

    Dave Baldwin Chair, The Bradford Economic Partnership
  • Manufacturing Week is a fantastic opportunity to attract local businesses and those with an interest in the manufacturing industry to take part in the numerous events which will give insight and information to today's young talent.

    Sir Gary Verity Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire
  • Barclays is proud to be part of Bradford Manufacturing Week. Manufacturing is the backbone of the British economy and it is vital we help attract the next generation of talent to lead the industry forward.

  • Bradford Manufacturing Week is an excellent initiative. It will celebrate the achievements of our manufacturers, both large and small, whilst creating opportunities to engage young people and interest them in a career in the industry.  

    Duncan Firman Gordons, Corporate Partner
  • We believe that the Bradford Manufacturing Week is a fantastic initiative that will really highlight the strength of manufacturing in our district and showcase the products of Bradford.

    Victoria Wainwright Naylor Wintersgill / Managing Director
  • The University of Bradford is delighted to be supporting an initiative which highlights the many employment opportunities our district holds for young people.

    University of Bradford
  • “We are thrilled to support such a brilliant initiative that could have a great impact on our region and the aerospace industry. Encouraging and inspiring young people to consider manufacturing as a rewarding career option is a great step towards future proofing Bradford and its economy. At such an exciting time for the airport, we’re very proud to support the next generation through getting involved with Bradford Manufacturing Week.”

    Phil Forster Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Bradford Manufacturing Week is an exciting opportunity to develop even stronger links with local businesses and to continue to invest in the future development of highly skilled, intelligent and motivate employees.

    Susan Stewart Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
  • “Seeing the inside of a manufacturing operation really helps students understand the career opportunities. We’ve had an incredible insight today - it’s been immensely valuable.”

    Teacher Asfa Mirza speaking about their trip to Mansfield Pollard
  • “It very much appears that Bradford is re-establishing itself on the national stage!”

    Bradford Grammar, Louis D’arcy:

boost your business

Whatever your business or interest we’ll have a sponsorship package that works for you. Please see our options below or email for more information on how we can tailor your support to help fulfil your business objectives.

Alternatively if you would like any further details that are not included below or would like to discuss the event in greater detail please don’t hesitate to contact the Chamber team on 01274 206653