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The Made Smarter profile continues to rise in the UK and internationally. This is only possible through the time and resources committed by both industry and government to promote and progress the Made Smarter aims and ambitions. 

We want to further shape and develop Made Smarter as a movement that UK industry, business bodies, institutions and local partners, can rally behind and reflects the breadth and diversity of the sector across the whole of the UK.

Made Smarter is the result of an Industry led review commissioned by the UK government, as part of the Industrial Strategy. It set out the significant opportunities of Industrial Digital Technology (IDT). The study provided 4 key recommendations supporting the 3 strategic pillars of leadership, innovation, adoption (underpinned by skills) and these influence the governance and delivery structures of the movement.

Our governance and organisational structures are designed to steer and drive the Made Smarter movement forward so that it can be robust and responsive and resilient to the existing and future needs of the UK’s manufacturing industries.

Our structure has been designed to:

  • Be enduring over time
  • Provide clear responsibilities for delivery of each of the Made Smarter review recommendations
  • Ensure a high level of cross working and integration
  • Create scale, national reach and local ownership in order to gain support from as many national and local bodies (working in the space of industrial digital technology & manufacturing) as possible.
National Structure & Governance in detail
Organisations proud to support Made Smarter
  • Made Smarter National Commission Board
    • SoS Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (Co Chair)
    • Siemens UK
    • Make UK
    • GSK
    • BAE Systems PLC
    • GE Digital
    • Royal Academy of Engineering
    • ICW
    • Renishaw PLC
    • ATEC Solutions
    • Lambert Engineering
    • Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
    • ABB Limited
    • TUC
    • Rolls Royce Plc
    • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
    • Accenture
    • Airbus UK
  • Strategic Implementation Group
    • Siemens UK
    • Cisco
    • BEIS
    • Accenture
    • The Growth Company (NW Adoption Pilot)
    • Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
    • Mondelez
    • MTA
    • HVM Catapult
    • Digital Catapult
    • Make UK
  • Expert Panel
    • RAE (Chair)
    • HVM Catapult
    • Digital Catapult
    • BEIS
    • CBI
    • WMG
    • Accenture
    • IfM/ National Additive Manufacturing
  • Communications & Marketing
    • Make UK (Chair)
    • TUC
    • Airbus UK
    • CBI
    • Siemens
    • Value Chain
    • Be the Business
    • BEIS
    • RAE
    • ATEC Solutions
    • Accenture
    • The Growth Company (NW Adoption Pilot)
  • Skills Strategy Implementation Group
    • Cisco  (Chair)
    • IOC
    • BEIS
    • DCMS
    • National Numeracy
    • The Growth Company (NW Adoption Pilot)
    • Coventry University
    • Accenture
    • Be The Business
    • DFE
    • HVM Catapult
    • Lancaster University
    • RAE
    • Cambridge Manufacturing
    • NRS
    • Enginuity
    • Work Foundation
    • CBI
    • Make UK
  • North West Adoption Pilot - Steering Board
    • BAE Systems PLC (Chair)
    • JLR
    • Brainboxes
    • Red Ninja
    • Mettler Toledo
    • Crane Payment Innovations
    • Oxley Group
    • NIS Ltd
    • BCW Manufacturing Group
    • AT Engine Controls
    • Lambert Engineering
    • ABB
    • Cheshire LEP
    • Siemens UK
    • Pilot Group
    • NWBLT
    • Accenture
    • The Growth Company (NW Adoption Pilot)
  • North West Adoption Pilot - Delivery Network
    • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority
    • The Growth Company

    Business Growth Hubs

    • Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub
    • Cumbria Growth Hub
    • Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub
    • Boost Lancashire Business Growth Hub
    • Liverpool Growth Hub

    Chambers of Commerce

    • Cumbria Chamber
    • East Lancashire Chamber
    • Greater Manchester Chamber
    • Halton Chamber
    • Liverpool and Sefton Chambers
    • North & Western Lancashire Chamber
    • South Cheshire Chamber
    • St Helens Chamber
    • West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber
    • Wirral Chamber

    Local Enterprise Partnerships

    • Cheshire & Warrington
    • Cumbria
    • Greater Manchester
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool City Region