First Orchard: Our Brands

Our Brands

Find out more about our brands below.


Made in the Midlands

Made in the Midlands is a business network that represents over 300 SME’s in the manufacturing sector. The concept was originally founded in 2004 after a Midland-manufacturing firm passed on the domain to a local entrepreneur.

Made in the Midlands is widely respected and has created links with government, local industry and the media. Today the business is the first and only dedicated network for manufacturing companies in the Midlands.

The business model is built around a social network, using our own software. The model also features a series of events and awards, which are well attended.

Notable champions and speakers at Made in the Midlands events include, Lord Digby Jones and Lord Mike Whitby.

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Pressvine is a unique software application that helps in-house communications teams in managing their public relations more effectively. Pressvine manages a national database of more than 20,000 UK journalists. These contacts are contained within the Pressvine software application. Users are able to use the ‘triple s’ , which means “search, send and share” their news. Notable clients include political parties, UK colleges, councils and private enterprises.

Pressvine has more recently agreed a series of international partnerships, which will see additional functionality and increase its scope to sell to a wider audience.

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Made in Yorkshire

Made in Yorkshire is a sister company of Made in the Midlands that aims to unify manufacturers within the Yorkshire region.

Made in Yorkshire is a privately run peer group for MD’s and CEO’s of Manufacturing and Engineering firms in Yorkshire.

The company is renowned for hosting some of the best manufacturing events in the region, which are dedicated and tailored for the companies within the sector.

Furthermore, Made in Yorkshire will help to raise your profile to the audiences that matter to you. Our most engaged members actively grow their network and create partnership opportunities, whilst expressing their public support of the manufacturing community.

By joining Made in Yorkshire, you are enhancing your reputation as a company that shares the same ethos of other members. Made in Yorkshire want to see the long term prosperity of manufacturing in the Yorkshire region and UK.

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