Run by manufacturers for manufacturers

Welcome to the West Yorkshire Manufacturing Alliance (part of CKMA Holdings) run by manufacturers, for manufacturers

Our Mission

To promote continuous business improvement in manufacturing through initiatives which attract and engage with talent, support effective skills training, drive productivity and encourage resilient local supply chains to underpin the region’s economy and engineering reputation in a global marketplace.

DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO DELIVER OUR PROGRAMME OF FACTORY VISITS AND MEMBER MEETINGS.  HOWEVER WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS WITH UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION THROUGH OUR NEWSLETTER AND ZOOM MEETINGS TO MAINTAIN CONTACT

Next event

Accelerate your business growth now! Selecting the marketing activities that will deliver impact in 2020 Delivered by The Marketing Centre specifically for manufacturing members of CKMA introducing the Accelerator Framework – a five-step approach to help you get on the front foot and take control…

TECHNOLOGY WEBINAR with Rochester & Associates Ltd Managing IT and security challenges with more virtual working With more and more businesses moving towards having employees working from home what are the issues that this brings? How to improve IT security in a hybrid of WFH and returning to…

As businesses have embraced the use of Zoom within their organisations, Calder IT are providing free Zoom training sessions to CKMA members. The training will cover the following: – How to manage a successful Zoom meeting How to keep the meeting secure How to invite people to Zoom…

IMPLEMENTING PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT: Did you know there is a lot of support available for manufacturers looking to improve efficiency which can ultimately increase profitability? Is inefficiency holding your business back in these challenging times? What are the barriers/issues in your business which are holding back productivity?  Systems that don’t speak to each other?  People working […]

We will bring an exciting update on a new venture to support local manufacturers struggling to recruit and train young engineers in our next Member Meeting. Interested in getting involved?  We are looking for new members to get involved with the CKMA steering group to help drive our future…

Latest news

  CKMA – Apprenticeship Covid-19 guide for employers At this extraordinarily difficult time having a clear understanding of what it is possible to do in respect of apprentices employed, or that that have been employed, within your business is essential. The information provided below is a…

The CKMA steering group has made great strides over the last six months to further the original objectives of the CKMA. Two key initiatives have been pioneered: – 1)      Make it in Manufacturing Attracting young people and their careers advisers to see manufacturing and production as…