Our industry partners are key to our business. We are proud and active members and industry partners of many key trade organisations and sector networks across the core industries we work in including manufacturing, engineering, automotive, energy, security and defence. By being active members and industry partners of these networks, we can broaden our knowledge of these sectors and keep up to date with industry insights as well as strengthen our connections and champion our clients.
Horizon Works is Corporate Sponsor and Member of NOF. NOF is a membership organisation focused on helping members to make valuable connections across the global energy sector including offshore wind, oil and gas, nuclear carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen. NOF works on behalf of its members and network of partners to put companies of all sizes in touch with the best and most innovative supply chain businesses in the UK. Supporting NOF allows us to gain valuable insights into the energy landscape and network with key players across the energy sector.
Make UK Defence
Horizon Works is a Member of Make UK Defence, a not-for-profit organisation which champions and celebrates the UK’s defence and security industry, represents the sector’s interests to Government and supports the UK’s innovative and diverse defence manufacturers and the wider defence supply chain. Horizon Works is a Partner of its Competitive Advantage Programme, which brings together a team of experts to provide advice and services to members to aid them in areas such as strategy, productivity, marketing and cyber security.
As Affiliate Partner of the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN), we provide regular advice to its members on the latest B2B marketing trends and facilitate regular Marketing Lunch and Learn events onsite at some of the leading manufacturing and engineering companies in the North East. EMN is positioned at the heart of the North East’s engineering and manufacturing industry, offering companies expert support, including that of Horizon Works, and access to the assistance they need to realise their full potential.
Horizon Works is a Marketing Partner of the Innovation SuperNetwork, The Innovation SuperNetwork’s specialist support gives North East businesses direct access to new market opportunities, finance and sector expertise. It works with start-up and scale up companies and established businesses that are bringing new products and services to market. Our role as industry partner is to guide them in their marketing strategies and approaches, and ensure they are ready for the next stage of their business journeys.
We are a founding member of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), an industry-led automotive cluster which was established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in North East England. The NEAA is the largest automotive cluster in the UK and one of the fastest-growing clusters across Europe. As well as keeping up to date with the latest industry developments, we support the NEAA in delivering a range of marketing workshops to support businesses who wish to either grow their presence or launch into the automotive sector.
Make UK champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers. Britain is one of the world’s biggest manufacturing nations: almost 3 million people work in the sector and deliver almost half of all UK exports. Member companies drive over 60 percent of all UK research and development. As a result of that investment, manufacturing as we know it is changing, adapting, and transforming every day – which is why being a member allows us to keep abreast of these key changes and gain real time insight into the manufacturing landscape.
Our founder and managing director Samantha Vassallo, is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, a network focussed on inspiring and supporting business owners across the North East region. It provides a range of support to its members, such as mentoring, leadership training and knowledge sharing, which Horizon Works has tapped into. Our MD regularly attends its networking events, round tables dinners and conferences.