Who we are

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

Lee Collinson, Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics at Barclays said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring Bradford Manufacturing weeks for another year. Young people and apprentices will be essential to the manufacturing sector as it seeks to build back better from the pandemic and it is fantastic to see such large numbers of businesses and schools involved”

Why we're involved

Barclays are delighted to be sponsoring Bradford Manufacturing Week in 2021, for the fourth year. After a successful few of years, we are looking forward to working with the young people in the region to generate even more manufacturing opportunities, to engage, inspire and open their eyes to the realms of possibilities that they can follow for an exciting, successful career in manufacturing. Young people are the key to driving change and innovation in the sector to ensure that it remains globally competitive for our future generations.

Naylor Wintersgill
Who we are

Naylor Wintersgill is the largest independent firm of chartered accountants based in Bradford city centre. To support our continued growth across the region, Naylor Wintersgill also has a second city centre office at One Park Row in Leeds.

As a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; we are a trustworthy source of independent advice on a full range of business, audit, accounting and taxation matters. Our mission is to deliver quality professional services and support to our clients through a collaborative relationship built on trust and confidence. Working together, our aim is to create and develop successful, profitable individuals and organisations, achieving sustainable growth for the future.

Why we're involved

Managing Director Victoria Wainwright says, “We’re proud to have been supporting our clients, many of whom are part of the local manufacturing community in Bradford, for over 100 years now. Through our sponsorship and active involvement in Bradford Manufacturing Weeks, we’re keen to inspire and engage with students in local area; helping to showcase the diverse range of career opportunities available and ultimately attract more young talent into apprenticeships and roles within manufacturing businesses, addressing the skills gap in the sector.”

Who we are

E3 Recruitment (E3R) is at the forefront of manufacturing and engineering recruitment in Yorkshire and the UK. We specialise in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment, from shop floor staff level through to senior exec appointments. E3R’s specialist sector teams work in partnership with candidates and clients, offering continuity of contacts with consultants who offer an in-depth knowledge of your industry. E3R sectors include; General Manufacturing, Automotive & Fleet, Food & FMCG, Building & Construction Products, Chemical & Pharmaceutical, Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas and Aerospace. E3R’s Commercial Team supports all eight sectors with Accountancy and Finance, Human Resources, Business Support, Procurement, Sales and Marketing roles for our manufacturing and engineering clients.

Why we're involved

Andrew Joseph E3R Director commented: “E3R’s passion to help bridge the skills gap was founded from the Directors personal experience back in 2013, when seeking careers guidance for their children who were exploring the options that were available to them when leaving school. It was during this process that we discovered the void around schools and students’ knowledge, based upon the career opportunities that can be associated with a career in manufacturing.

“To address the skills gap manufacturing and engineering faces, it is more important than ever that we promote our industry to young people, advising them on the opportunities and careers that are open to them. Last year we supported Bradford Manufacturing Week by delivering assemblies to young people sharing this message. In March we exhibited at Get up to Speed with STEM for the second year, which brings together manufacturing and engineering companies to showcase the work they do, the careers they can offer, and promote STEM subjects to young people.”

Bradford Council
Who we are
Why we're involved

Who we are

LCF Law is a longstanding Bradford based legal firm that has been rooted in the city for the last 33 years, providing a full range of corporate and personal legal services.

In that time, we have established a strong reputation for being forward-thinking and creating an approachable environment where clients can benefit from straightforward, jargon-free advice with a clear pricing structure.

It’s a formula that genuinely resonates with the manufacturing sector and over the decades we have forged long and successful relationships with all types of manufacturers, based throughout Bradford and beyond.

Today we employ more than 125 people across offices in Bradford, Leeds, Harrogate and Ilkley.

Why we're involved

LCF Law’s managing partner, Simon Stell, said: “Bradford has always had a rich and pioneering manufacturing heritage. Today the industry is benefitting from huge levels of innovation and emerging technology, which makes it an exciting time for anyone with ambitions to carve out a career in manufacturing, as well as the sector as a whole.

“We already know from our experience working with manufacturers how important robust legal advice is for the industry. Whether this means advising on employment law, sales contracts, protecting IP, or mergers and acquisitions, good advice can be the difference between success and failure for manufacturers and their people. It’s a privilege to support Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2021.”




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