What we do and Why | EEF

What we do and why

We are the voice of UK manufacturing and engineering and a leading provider of business support.  We want manufacturing industry, and your business, to be able to thrive, innovate and compete both locally and on a global scale.

We work with a wide range of people, from industry leaders, managers and professionals, to young people, apprentices, policy-makers and the media.

We promote and support enterprise and innovation in the UK while making sure businesses remain compliant, future-focused and competitive.

What problems we solve

We are champions of manufacturing industry, working with decision-makers and influencers in the UK and across the EU to create and maintain the best possible business environment where manufacturers and wider industry can innovate, thrive and compete in Britain, Europe and globally.

And we support businesses by providing advice, consultancy and training enabling individuals and businesses to be successful. Our portfolio of expert services are designed to help you improve your processes and productivity, maintain a safe workplace and attract, develop and retain a highly-skilled, productive and flexible workforce.

Whilst helping you to be successful we’ll also ensure that you and your business remain compliant with the changes in employment and health, safety and environmental legislation.

Membership

When you become a member, you’ll be part of a high-profile community that shares best practice and innovative thinking. Membership opens doors to new business opportunities, helps you solves business problems and puts you in touch with new customers and suppliers.

Our powerful industry voice will represent you and continue to influence government policies locally and nationally and across the EU.

You’ll also benefit from the collective buying power of our member community. You’ll be able to access better rates for all kinds of services, from employee packages to insurance, all selected and designed to help you manage and grow your business.

Campaigning for a stronger manufacturing base 

We campaign for a business environment that will benefit engineering and manufacturing businesses and help them succeed.

Our large membership community and our proven track record of success means we have influential relationships with UK and EU governments and institutions. This makes us a powerful voice in leading, championing and celebrating manufacturing industry. We campaign on your behalf, encouraging the government to adopt long-term industrial strategy with measures to boost exports, business investment and stimulate growth.

Business support

We provide advice, consultancy and training in areas such as HR and Employment Law, Health, Safety and the Environment, and Productivity Improvement — helping to power safe, productive and compliant work places. Our business support teams will give you the confidence and control you need to help your business thrive, innovate and grow. 

Training and development

From shop floor to the boardroom, and across a whole range of disciplines, we’ll train your people to deliver performance improvement and meet future challenges.

Apprenticeships

We care about our industry’s future skills base. Our engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships and work-based technical courses harness passion and build skills in young people. We’ll help you to secure the skills you need to enable your business and our industry to thrive.

Venues

Our award-winning conference centres in Warwickshire, London and Bristol, provide guaranteed quality and excellent service. We’ll help your meetings, conferences, team building, training and corporate events run without a hitch. 

UK Steel

We’re the trade association for the UK Steel industry. We represent the sector’s interests to government and champion our modern, vibrant and dynamic industry to the public. Our information and member services raise UK Steel industry’s profile, highlighting its importance as an innovative, progressive and environmentally responsible sector.