As a peer-to-peer membership organisation which aims to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness for manufacturing organisations, CeeD is a natural leader for the Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder Programme.

What We Do

The CeeD community supports businesses across a wide range of industry sectors operating in the engineering and manufacturing space, including additive manufacturing, medical devices, aerospace, energy and workforce skills & development. The Cluster Builder is a unique community of industry, academia and support bodies including NMIS and the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) projects.

How It Works

A bit like a problem-solving network, CeeD helps companies through the very real challenges they face daily through a range of events and activities. Subjects covered include planned maintenance and lean manufacturing techniques, energy, waste, training, marketing, property, health and safety, product and people development.

Scottish Enterprise appointed CeeD in April 2020 to manage the Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder programme, on behalf of Scottish Government and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. This programme provides free support, advice and consultancy services and access to high spec. manufacturing equipment through the AMCF projects and NMIS, as well as enabling collaborations with industry and access to other economic development agencies. 

Through CeeD and the Cluster Builder programme, we aim to have significant impact on advancing the manufacturing capabilities of SMEs within Scotland, leading to long-term transformational change.


[ˈclus-ter bild’r]:


1. A group or system of interconnected people or things.


1. Connecting like minded organisation to support operation in a network.

2. Interact with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.