Collaborative Initiatives

Made in the Jewellery Quarter

The aim was to attract new buyers and source new markets for their products at an event in which none of them had previously participated.

Initial meetings were focused on deciding collectively what the group wished to achieve, and subsequent meetings concentrated on the logistics of putting into action the practical aspects of a collaborative trade fair stand.

This collaborative project has enabled L J Millington to work with like-minded companies to access new opportunities. Exhibiting collectively is a new initiative for us and I have found the whole experience of being a part of this group rewarding and informative.

Steve Millington, Managing Director, L J Millington


All companies found the first stage of the discovery process to be extremely useful in assisting with mapping their current business state and identifying their respective business priorities.

“The collaborative process, and activities which have experienced during I&L cluster initiatives, has enabled us to gain a deeper insight into our internal processes and our customer needs.”
David Hendley, Managing Director,

“This collaboration has both inspired Capricorn Coatings and given us the confidence to take the necessary leap of faith needed to develop a new range of product, which celebrates our company’s core skills.”
Chris Bingley, Managing Director, Capricorn Coatings

Through this project and our subsequent involvement in this collaborative initiative, Alabaster and Wilson have been able to reassess our current strengths and explore and capitalise on new markets.”
Stephen Alabaster, Managing Director, Alabaster & Wilson


  • Chance for companies to work together to identify new opportunities
  • New opportunity for companies to take a fresh look at the current position of their business and what they hoped to achieve in future.