Our members can get bespoke support and services from our trusted corporate partners. From cashflow to energy costs, our members can get the expert guidance they need to run more efficiently, boost performance, and stay ahead of the competition.

Our Expert Corporate Partners

Ascendant - forex savings

Ascendant supports businesses, of all sizes, simplify and reduce costs associated to cross border foreign exchange payments.

Ascendant is recognised as one of Canada’s top growing companies, who have opened their first office outside of North America in Peterborough.

They support businesses to achieve process efficiencies and reduce the cost of foreign exchange. Working directly with business owners and their finance teams their solutions support importers, exporters, SME’s and large enterprises.

Please contact Karen Benson on 01733 972614 or email karen.benson@ascendant.world  for more information.

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Inspired PLC - Solutions to meet any energy and sustainability challenge

Inspired PLC is a leading technology-enabled provider of energy and sustainability solutions that allow UK and Irish businesses to transition to net-zero carbon and manage their response to climate change.

The consultancy is helping members of the Smart Manufacturing Alliance combat rising energy costs and pressure to comply with ESG disclosures.

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Move is an integrated, global B2B marketing agency, helping manufacturers to better understand their target audiences and navigate the shift to digital. We’re the people that get excited by B2B. Our mission is to ignite strategy and creativity in traditionally complex industries, bringing to life the manufacturing, industrial and engineering companies that keep the world moving.

Our unique and award-winning strategic planning framework, the “8 moves of B2B”, provides our customers with a proven system that arms them with the confidence to invest in new or emerging channels, take creative risks and make best use of their marketing budget.

As part of your Smart Manufacturing Alliance membership, you automatically have free access to a bespoke “Marketing Health Check”, a shortened version of our 8 moves of B2B process specifically engineered for manufacturers across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region. Please contact Alex Cairns – Managing Director on 07763 247252 or email alex@movemarketing.co.uk to discuss your complex marketing challenges and book in your Marketing Health Check.


Anthesis - ERP Software

Established in 2009, Anthesis Ltd is a rapidly growing UK-based company specialising in ERP software and services to customers in over 25 countries. As a Gold Channel Partner for Infor and IFS, two leading ERP Software companies, Anthesis sells, implements, and supports the software. With a team of more than 150 experts providing over 20,000 days of technical and functional consultancy each year, Anthesis helps businesses release the value of their Enterprise Applications.


McTear Williams and Wood - Business Rescue and Insolvency Practitioners

McTear Williams & Wood was formed in 2000 by Andrew McTear, Chris Williams and David Wood. Andrew and Chris had previously worked in the corporate recovery department of a so-called ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm. When it pulled out of the insolvency market in East Anglia they saw a gap in the market for quality business rescue and insolvency services for SME businesses in East Anglia and set about trying to fill that.

Today McTear Williams & Wood is one of the largest regional independent business rescue and insolvency practices in the UK providing clients and professional advisors with comprehensive business rescue and insolvency services employing a team of six insolvency appointment takers and over 50 staff working from offices across South East England in Cambridge, Colchester, Ipswich, London, Norwich and Peterborough.

To discuss business rescue, business insolvency or any other insolvency issues in confidence, please contact Robin Meynell of McTear Williams & Wood on 07939 930769 or email robinmeynell@mw-w.com


Boldfield Computing

Boldfield Computing is now part of the Croft Group

Croft delivers next generation technology and managed services for business of all sizes. We allow you to streamline and unify IT, communications, and mobile solutions. This leads to optimal efficiency with an integrated system which is fully supported by our expert team. We work with small and medium enterprises, blue chip corporates, charities, and public sector organisations across the UK.

Service is provided via a network of regional offices keeping us close to our clients.


equipal - Asset Finance

The equipal®️ leasing marketplace enables manufacturers to effortlessly lease equipment from more than 75 equipment vendors. Backed by institutional investors across Europe, the platform allows for fast, frictionless, fully digital, and affordable asset finance from just 4% fixed rate/ 7.5% APR.

equipal have been backed by Innovate UK, Techstars and Barclays and has been engineered to save you time, hassle and money.

Source, finance and manage your equipment on one platform with equipal.

Please contact Max O’Shea / 07496 866818 / max@equipal.co for any assistance



SMS Technology

SMS Technology has emerged as a pioneering force in the realm of operational efficiency which is fully customisable as we know every business is different. Its operating system has transformed the public and private sectors, empowering organizations to track key performance indicators and replace cumbersome paper documentation with a digital solution.

The manufacturing sector heavily relies on efficient processes to meet production targets and ensure quality control. Compliance is also a key area for the manufacturing sector to demonstrate with SMS Technology we enable full traceability, audit scheduling and corrective actions, this has emerged as a valuable asset by providing real-time visibility into manufacturing operations. SMS Technology helps manufacturers enhance productivity, reduce downtime, and make informed decisions for process optimization.

Please contact Peter Williams on 07944935191 or on his email pwilliams@sms-tech.org for more information.