Raising the profile of
Manufacturing in Leeds.

Competition for people and talent has never been more intense, with employers across all sectors reporting recruitment and retention as the number one challenge they face. Developing skills for the future and attracting young people into manufacturing is therefore more important than ever if the sector is to continue to thrive and prosper in West Yorkshire.

Leeds Manufacturing Festival aims to raise the profile of the city’s manufacturing sector, promote the wide range of opportunities that careers in manufacturing and engineering present and build closer relationships between employers, school and colleges in Leeds to help bring the next generation into manufacturing.

Sponsored by

  • Greyhound
  • Leeds Welding Company
  • MPM Bradford
  • Sound Leisure
  • Saftronics
  • Bensons Panels
  • Kirkstall Precision

Manufacturing In Action

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There IS a Future in Manufacturing in Leeds

West Yorkshire is home to around 5,600 manufacturing firms, directly employing over 104,000 people, and Leeds is the UK’s third largest manufacturing centre by local authority area.


Leeds Manufacturing

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Careers in Manufacturing in Leeds

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About Leeds Manufacturing Festival

Raising the profile of manufacturing in Leeds