The Qimtek Blog

We are a dedicated team of experts watching, thinking and talking about the UK manufacturing industry.

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    Making Qimtek Membership Work The Second Time Around

    Sandii Smith - Membership Services Manager Friday, May 24, 2019

    Here at Qimtek, we’re extremely proud of the fact that our members have won millions of pounds worth of work through our network. We’ve crafted our membership to make introductions between buyers and suppliers of subcontract engineering services as straightforward as it can possibly be. With that being said, Qimtek membership doesn’t work for every company the first time around.

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    If you use the Qimtek network to identify new customers or suppliers, then here are four reasons why you should use our reviews to make informed business decisions, as well as submitting your own.

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    How Can Qimtek Help You to Improve Your SEO?

    Sarah Venning Thursday, February 28, 2019

    By taking advantage of a Preferred Supplier Profile, you will have a full range of SEO-boosting resources at your fingertips, making it easy for you to improve your website’s performance.

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    Is Qimtek Membership Right For You?

    Sarah Venning Friday, December 7, 2018

    If you’re considering joining the Qimtek membership to win new business and grow your customer base, then great! We can provide you with a steady stream of live engineering projects that match your in-house capabilities, complete with buyer contact details and technical drawings. However, our membership is not suited to everyone so before you take the plunge, it’s worth asking yourself the following questions.

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    The Qimtek network is designed to provide subcontract engineering suppliers with unrivalled access to active manufacturing buyers. That being said, your success with the membership will hinge upon the work that you’re prepared to put into it

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    How to become an unsuccessful Qimtek member

    Sarah Venning Friday, March 23, 2018

    Despite best efforts to make our live lead service universal for all to use, Qimtek’s membership just isn’t for everyone – I call it the Marmite effect. Some love us, some hate us. Success, often being the deciding factor. But why is this?

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    GDPR: Headache or Opportunity?

    Karl Wigart - Owner Friday, February 23, 2018

    Our journey to be GDPR compliant when serving the UK manufacturing industry.

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    Dispelling the Myths Behind the ‘Serious Warning’ Letters

    Sandii Smith - Membership Services Manager Friday, November 10, 2017

    As some of you may be aware, an anonymous individual has been sending slanderous letters to subcontract engineering companies and manufacturing buyers based in certain regions of the country. Subsequently, we would like to take the opportunity to dispel some of the claims made within this document and hopefully set the record straight for those that may be in doubt.

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    Subcon 2017 & Qimtek

    Sarah Venning Friday, June 23, 2017

    This year’s Subcon show was always destined to be a jewel in the crown for its organisers, due to co-location with both the Advanced Manufacturing Show and The Engineer Design & Innovation Show. The allure of three simultaneous events generated a large amount of interest within the industry, resulting in footfall projections higher than those of its predecessors.

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    They say that nothing in life is free but here at Qimtek, this is simply not true! Free listings are available to engineering suppliers both on and off of the membership, providing either an exclusive shopfront or an extension of your existing website. Either way, your free listing can be a powerful tool and it’s important to ensure that it’s continually updated.