Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Network (GLMN)

Creating a New Manufacturing Community...

Introducing the Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Network (GLMN)

An exciting new initiative founded by the School of Engineering and Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) Manufacturing Board, offering huge potential to support the manufacturing sector across the region and bridge the gap between academia and manufacturing businesses.

The LEP Manufacturing Strategy identified greater alignment between the manufacturing sector, the University of Lincoln, and the wider community, and this new network aims to facilitate visibility, accessibility and engagement with our Schools of Engineering, Chemistry and the broader College of Science.  

The network will work to support the growth and development of SMEs by promoting best practice, manufacturing solutions and partnership opportunities, and will showcase technological advances, cutting edge thinking and act as a knowledge-transfer vehicle between academia and industry. 

GLMN will provide a knowledge-intensive business corridor locally at the heart of the manufacturing business in Greater Lincolnshire and will be open to all manufacturing businesses in Greater Lincolnshire. The network will be piloted for 1 year and members will be able to join free of charge.  

To express an interest in membership or for more information please email the GLMN team via

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Attend our Launch Event

We're celebrating the official launch of GLMN on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 with a live virtual event, "Making Manufacturing Smarter". Join us!


Helping SMEs to Grow and Develop...

As our network grows and develops, so will the scope of our membership. Participating eligible* businesses will benefit from:

  • Access to exclusive networking events (virtual currently)
  • Help you find opportunities for growth and collaboration
  • Providing opportunities to showcase the strength and ambition of the sector through best practice and knowledge sharing
  • Support to maximise local supply chain opportunities
  • Facilitated conversations with fellow business leaders, industry specialists and academics
  • Regular news and updates regarding the sector, resources and events
  • Access to cutting edge expertise and advice from industry-led academics at the University of Lincoln
  • Direct contact with Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub (the LEP's Business Support Arm)
* Please note we are only able to offer one place per company to ensure we can support as many businesses as possible. To qualify for membership, your business must be a small to medium enterprise (SME) based in Greater Lincolnshire or Rutland within the manufacturing sector. Apologies, it does not support intermediaries, public bodies or financial sector businesses.

With Thanks to...

The purpose of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP is to drive economic growth and to be the voice of the local business community, ensuring that the economic interests of the area are properly represented.

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Business Lincolnshire hosts a Growth Hub – a single place to go to for business experts and mentors, support and guidance, grants and finance. 

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National Centre for Food Manufacturing

The University of Lincoln is home to NCFM - a hub of innovation, product development and educational opportunities for the Food and Drinks sector, located in Holbeach.

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Other Services to Industry

The University of Lincoln has a range of opportunities for industry partners, including staff development programmes, academic consultancy and graduate recruitment.

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