County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network

Ben Gilhespy, Director Of Operations, EMN

EMCON is proudly delivered by the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (formerly CDEMN).

EMN is the organisation that is supporting the continued growth of the area’s engineering and manufacturing industries.

The North East is home to thousands of companies in these key sectors, from large multi-national brands and home grown firms to SMEs and micro businesses, who collectively contribute millions of pounds to the North East economy and employ hundreds of thousands of people.

EMN has positioned itself at the heart of the engineering and manufacturing industries, offering companies expert support and access to the assistance they need to realise their full potential.

Ben Gilhespy, Operations Director of EMN, said: “The engineering and manufacturing sectors make such a huge contribution to the region’s economy and we want to ensure every business gets the help they need to grow.”

Recent achievements for members:

  • Assisted SDS in accessing the Finance Durham Fund providing the financial backing required to support their planned growth
  • Supported Palram DPL in upskilling their supervisors and line managers with fully funded training designed to suit their needs
  • Helped ensure that CAV aerospace have the support needed to provide their workforce with the Lean Leader training they required
  • Introduced countless supply chain opportunity for members and affiliate members

Recent milestones and accolades:

  • EMN attracted 200 members in only 20 months – the fastest growing support network in the North East
  • Best in SME Support Services 2017
  • Award for Excellence in Engineering & Manufacturing Networking 2017
  • Best Enterprise Social Network 2017

2018 saw EMN continue to work across the sector in a support capacity, including the delivery of Industry 4 workshops and succession planning workshops.

If you want to be part of EMN, get in touch to chat about our membership packages and join a growing network of high-profile members.

EMCON is delivered by

Engineering & Manufacturing Network |  S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596

EMCON is delivered by

Engineering & Manufacturing Network | S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596