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Advanced Engineering reveals UK's top 20 high value manufacturing hotspots

Posted 3 October 2018 · Add Comment

The UK’s largest annual engineering show, Advanced Engineering - taking place at the NEC Birmingham 31st October to 1st November - has today published its league table of top 20 high value manufacturing hotspots in the UK.

Position

Area

Advanced Engineering Impact Score1

1

Sheffield

5111

2

Bristol

5109

3

Milton Keynes

4925

4

Cambridge

4862

5

Nottingham

4781

6

London

4733

7

Leeds/Yorkshire

4709

8

Liverpool

4652

9

Derby

4651

10

Northampton

4651

11

Poole

4513

12

Coventry

4506

13

Leicester

4455

14

Birmingham

4388

15

Southampton

4354

16

Manchester

4294

17

Telford

4243

18

Swindon

4054

19

Banbury

4052

20

Chesterfield

4003


Advanced Engineering also congratulated Sheffield on securing top spot . Sheffield narrowly beat last year’s winner – Bristol - by just two points (as shown in the full table above).

The highest new entry this year is Cambridge, which comes in at number four.

Other new entrants are Northampton, Poole, Telford, Swindon, Banbury and Chesterfield.

The biggest improvers in the table since last year were Milton Keynes, which moved from 10th to third; Nottingham, which moved from eighth to fifth; and Leicester which moved up three places from 16th to 13th.

Alison Willis, Industrial Divisional Director at Easyfairs, organiser of the show, said: “High value manufacturing provides highly paid, highly skilled jobs across the country, and our league table shows where the advanced engineering hotspots are. As we celebrate our 10th year, we are looking forward to seeing thousands of engineers and companies from these areas, and indeed more widely from around the UK and globally, to see at first-hand the latest developments in the industry.”

Advanced Engineering 2018, which takes place on the 31st of October and 1st of November at the NEC Birmingham, is the UK's largest annual gathering of advanced engineering professionals. It connects the entire supply chain of the UK’s advanced engineering industry with R&D, design, test, production and procurement from large and small companies, through to top tier industry players in a two-day free to attend exhibition and high level conference.

The show brings together over 700 companies, as well as more than 15,000 engineers, procurement managers and senior decision makers from large and small companies - all looking to source, specify and invest in the most up-to-date products and explore the latest industry innovations.



Advanced Engineering 2018 includes six co-located zones under one roof: Aero Engineering, Composites Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Performance Metals Engineering, Connected Manufacturing and -  new for 2018 – Nuclear Engineering.

Also new for this year, the Show is excited to be supporting UK contractors by introducing a dedicated area on its show floor - the UK Contract Manufacturing zone. The UK subcontractor is facing growing competition from overseas presence and there is now a need more than ever, for the UK market to have the best platform to showcase these businesses. In order to support British industry, Advanced Engineering 2018 has initiated this dedicated and focused area.


1. Based on the number of visitors from the area at last year’s show and number of exhibitors registered to date, taking into account travel factors.


 

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