The Manufacture Community


As part of the renewed drive within the MIA to deliver maximum value and relevance to our members, we are in the process of setting up a Manufacture Community Group. This group is open to all members with an interest in manufacturing. Here’s a message from Ian Robinson, Managing Director of Blackstar Amplification and MIA Board Member…

I am excited to have been asked by the board to help set this group up. Having spent the last 25 years in MI manufacturing and 5 years as an MIA Director, I think I understand the unique perspective of a manufacturer in today’s ever evolving market.

The purpose of this group will be to provide a means to give focus to the particular interests of members with an interest in manufacturing within the context of the wider aims of the MIA.

Initially, I would envisage that we would set up a series of community drop-in events to discuss areas of particular interest to the manufactures. Following this, I would be interested to set up a regular quarterly meeting with interested members to agree on initiatives/actions that the MIA could undertake on the manufacturer’s behalf as part of the overall MIA strategy.

First of all, to help us gather our thoughts, I would really appreciate it if you could spend a couple of minutes answering the questions in the attached survey. I’ve kept things simple (there are only 3 questions!) and I promise we will be using this information in formulating our activity moving forward.

The survey can be found here

I hope that as many of our members as possible will participate in this new initiative. We are really committed to delivering the best possible service to our members.


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