MANUFACTURERS will get a chance to tour Huddersfield University’s new 3m Buckley Innovation Centre at a networking event next week.

Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturers Alliance is staging its next networking event on Thursday April 11 at the centre at Firth Street.

The event begins at 5.30pm with registration and refreshments.

CKMA chairman Gary Jones will welcome guests for the event, which will include a talk by Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney, information on new grants and who is eligible to apply as well as a summary of the 3mBC and what it can do to help local businesses.

A tour of the £12m centre includes visiting its Innovation Avenue and facilities including laboratories and meeting rooms as well as its revolutionary 3D printer.

Register your place for this event by emailing