Project Case Studies

EMCON to open up new horizons for engineering and manufacturing sector

Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN), which delivers EMCON, has announced that a Meet The Buyer programme will now be running at the event, which will be held at Rainton Arena, Houghton-le-Spring.

Royal Docks Meet the Buyer

Taking place at the Newham Dockside, the Royal Docks Meet the Buyer event, fully funded by partners London City Airport and Newham London, provides local businesses with the chance to meet major buyers, including those involved in the airport’s transformative £480m development programme.

The event welcomed back a record number of local businesses and SMEs for the second year.

Scottish Export Awards

The Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign sponsored by HSBC brings together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting achievements.

88 Scottish exporters entered and 41 were shortlisted for the awards in 2018.

Farnborough Meet the Buyer

UMi delivered the 2018 Farnborough International Meet the Buyer event which took place on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July at the new FIVE building in the Pioneer suite located in Hall 1. The event was the most successful to date with 200 delegates in attendance.

Social Entrepreneur Index

UMi, in partnership with Social Enterprise Mark, Inspiring Women Changemakers and the School for Social Entrepreneurs, celebrated the announcement of this year’s Social Entrepreneur Index with an online celebration event on Friday 31 July.


By joining forces with UMi on the prestigious PD Ports Northern Power House Awards and Scottish Export Awards we were able to directly engage with businesses that are committed to success, bringing commercial opportunities directly to them, encouraging building sustainable business relationships with China.

MADE Festival

MADE is the UK’s premier business event for entrepreneurship and offers a brand new experience to educate, inspire and motivate early stage entrepreneurs and established business owners. 

770 delegates, 12 speakers, 96% rated the event very good or excellent.

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub breaking the mould

Roya Croudace, director of the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, outlines the Hub’s work focusing on the Surrey and Hampshire area surrounding the M3 corridor covered by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and Growth Hub.

We live in one of the most economically buoyant regions in the UK, developing globally significant innovations while still retaining first ranking in the ‘quality of life’ category.