Durham Duplex header

Manufacturing - Overview

The purpose of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire is to support and promote manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region. 

Network.  There are some 400 Freemen of the Company all of whom qualified on joining by being director or senior executive of a manufacturing organisation or work in the field of research in support of, manufactured items.  This provides a network of people involved in manufacturing who can share ideas and opportunities.  Freemen also provide issues of importance to the Master Cutler.

Platform.  The Masters Cutler have a unique platform in that they can access decision makers at all levels and  their views are sought by the media. 

Events.  The Company maintains the profile of manufacturing in the Region by making it the focal point of major events such as the Cutlers’ Feast.  Local dignitaries and people of influence attend these events and have the opportunity to meet real manufacturers.  This can have a significant impact on their thinking.  

The South Yorkshire Manufacturing Forum.  In existence for some time, the forum has taken on the role of representing the Manufacturing Sector to the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.  

Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).  The Company supports the Sheffield City Region LEP.  Several Members and Freemen are engaged in this. 

Unifying Force.  The Company does not have a particular agenda beyond supporting manufacturing and the Sheffield City Region.  It can therefore act as an honest broker bringing various parties together for the benefit of the whole. 

Skills.  The City Region has the Skills that it needs for today but it is also developing the skills that it will need in the future.  The Company is supportive of  initiatives such as the University Technical College and the Advanced Manufacturing Institute Training Centre but it is also running its own initiative the Cutlers’ Company Made in Sheffield’ project which aims to give young people the skills they need to find employment after school and to provide manufacturing businesses with a pool of talent for the workforce of the future.

Manufacturing Process Videos 

Featured Images

Featured header images from Durham Duplex, manufacturers of machine knives and industrial razor blades.

Some Cutlery Manufacturers

Here is a list of some manufacturers of cutlery and silverware in the Sheffield area.  This is for information only and is not an endorsement by the Company.  (Created October, 2013)

Click here to download full list...

 

Some manufacturers' websites also include links to videos showing their processes

Carrs of Sheffield Ltd

Egginton Group of Companies

Fletcher Robinson

Inkerman Silver

David Mellor Designs

Ernest Wright and Sons