By maintaining affiliations with wider business groups and manufacturing networks, NDMA is able to take part in regional and national campaigns.

These connections help to provide members with access to resources and funding, as well as enabling us to have a voice on the world stage.

Some of the groups that NDMA provides access to include:

Make UK

Members benefit from affiliate Make UK membership, saving up-to £3.5k! A great range of resources is available, including:

  • Access to first class information and insight
  • Eligibility to take part in Make UK policy surveys
  • Access to exclusive discount via our Advantages programme
  • Access to Make UK’s Funding Finder
  • Participation in selected Make UK events
  • Use of Make UK’s LEAN benchmarking tool
  • Access to Make UK’s webinars and podcasts
  • Support for Apprenticeships

South West Peninsular Manufacturing Network

A combined voice for manufacturing throughout the South West, with representatives from Plymouth Manufacturing Group (PMG), Cornwall Manufacturing Group (CMG) and SWMAS.


A team of manufacturing and business development experts with a mission: to help transform south west manufacturers into world class businesses.

We support programmes on behalf of the government, local enterprise partnerships, and other public sector funders. We design and deliver programmes to support manufacturers in a variety of ways, from targeting key supply chains (like nuclear and offshore wind) to broader services, developing strategy, and improving productivity.

Heart of the Southwest LEP

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is one of 38 LEPs in England. Our purpose is to lead and influence economic growth, job creation and prosperity across the Heart of the South West area covering Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.