We are delighted to be sponsoring the Leeds Manufacturing Festival for a second year running.
The festival, to be held over the next 7 months, will showcase the 1,800 manufacturing businesses in the Leeds City Region and aims to target local schools in a bid to encourage young people into a career in manufacturing.
Graham Cooper, Leeds Manufacturing Festival organiser, commented “The backing the festival receives from our sponsors is essential to enable us to reach out to 10,000 students across the city and ensure the series of events taking place between now and October have maximum impact.
“Across our programme of events we’ll dispel the myths that manufacturing is outdated and declining, and let young people see for themselves that Leeds is full of dynamic, high-tech manufacturing firms at the cutting edge of the industry, with some great careers on offer.”
Our Founder & Managing Director, Craig Buron, added “In Leeds, more than 25,000 people are employed in manufacturing-related roles. Employers are aware they must engage with young people and schools right now if they’re to be confident of a skilled talent pipeline for the future. The Works employs hundreds of individuals across the city, and manufacturing roles account for over 60% of our vacancies. We have a responsibility as an influencer to share the great opportunities available for everyone in this sector”
To find out more about the festival or to register your interest in getting involved this year, please visit