The FactoryNOW initiative curates the latest content from your social media channels, website and recruitment job-board, providing a LIVE showcase of your company that is easily accessed, current and eminently flexible. Designed to complement, and encourage engagement with,  your existing online channels, the platform is multi-faceted, encompassing your latest news, blogs, features, job postings and relevant social media content.

    The FactoryNOW initiative is a collaboration between Jefferson and MTD.

    Jefferson is widely regarded as the most popular and influential social media outlet covering the manufacturing sector in the UK. MTD is a leading media organisation, specialising in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. More than 350,000 people and companies follow our social media accounts.


    Bespoke microsite on the platform with dashboard to track performance and 'real time' editorial control

    Drive traffic to your website via this platform. Your bespoke microsite has embedded hyperlinks to the relevant area of your website.

    Use your FactoryNow site to engage with customers, suppliers, candidates and affiliates. The site is an easily navigated 'shop window' and is a great tool to support any STEM engagement activities with schools, colleges, universities, students, parents and teachers

    Use the platform to promote new and existing products, identify prospects, engage with potential customers and increase sales

    Increase the number of engaged followers of your existing social media accounts. Your bespoke microsite has links to all your social media accounts.

    Use job advertisements to drive traffic to your online marketing content, giving greater traction and enhanced return on investment.



    These are unprecedented times for the UK’s manufacturing sector. FactoryNow can be utilised to:

    • Promote spare capacity
    • Engage with supply chain
    • Create a virtual exhibition stand
    • Promote special offers and incentives
    • Launch major recruitment campaigns


    With an annual output of £192bn, the UK is the ninth largest manufacturer in the world, accounting for 66% of overall R&D, 45% of exports, 15% of business investment and 2.7 million high-value jobs.