Plymouth Manufacturers Group

Founded 1977

Plymouth Manufacturers' Group

An informal network of manufacturing companies from across Plymouth and beyond



Most Useful websites for information

Here is a selection of government; local government; employment advisory bodies and private sector business websites that can be relied on to be frequently updated with the latest Covid-19 news for employers and businesses. As you can imagine, most include duplicate material.

If you are a PMG member and you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact


The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is the government’s main mechanism of engaging with businesses across the area through the local enterprise partnership or LEP. They are the first point of contact for businesses in the Hot SW LEP area (Devon & Somerset, Plymouth & Torbay) wishing to develop and grow. Their service works in partnership with existing local and national business support services and will help businesses access the right support for them without duplicating existing provision.

Business West is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the SW. It is a not-for-profit company with 200 staff and a turnover of £10 million. ‘We provide guidance & support on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for businesses, employers and employees in the region. We're working urgently to clarify how businesses can access the new measures announced by government – and will convey this to businesses as quickly as possible through the hub’.

All PMG members are eligible to become affiliate members of MAKEUK (formerly known as The Engineering Employers Federation). If you want to join contact

ACAS is the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

We work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships. We're an independent public body that receives funding from the government.

This site is particularly strong on employment related issues including statutory sick pay.

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At A Glance





Who are we & how can we help you?

The PMG is primarily a network for information sharing; peer to peer networking; factory site visits and surveys & benchmarking.

We also represent and lobby on behalf of the sector: locally, regionally and nationally and act as a focal point for the receipt and sharing of external information.

Who are PMG and how can we help you?

What Our Members Say

"Membership of the PMG has provided learning and networking opportunities through regular meetings and focused subgroups, which have been an invaluable towards improving our business. The PMG has also been an excellent route for vocalising our position with both local and regional government bodies."

Mike Snaith Chief Operating OfficerPlessey Semiconductors Ltd


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