As part of the NAAME (New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering) network and productivity drive, the NNMG (North Norfolk Manufacturing Group) has been established to share best practise, develop supply chains and facilitate networking and collaborations.


Manufacturing is the source of almost 14% of all jobs in North Norfolk. This places it second only to retail (16.2%) and above accommodation and foodservices (12.1%). Of these jobs, almost 29% are within food manufacture. Production of machinery, equipment, and transport vehicles (19.7%) is also significantly represented within the District, alongside rubber and plastics (18.9%) and fabricated metal products (8.1%).

The inaugural event was a roaring success, with attendees from businesses across North Norfolk, including delegates from the 66 businesses located at Scottow Enterprise Park (SEP).

The meeting was opened by Cllr Nigel Dixon with a discussion around the importance of the group in growing regional talent for the future. Simon Coward, Managing Director of Hethel Innovation Ltd. and driver behind the Scottow Enterprise Park project hosted the event, supported by Philip Mickleborough, NAAME Network Development Manager.

Beattie Passive, a tenant at SEP, generously provided an informative case study and tour of their factory. Beattie Passive are award-winning pioneers of the Passivhaus Standard in the UK, building and testing their offsite construction method at SEP.

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