Cube3 Digital, the digital division of Cube3 Marketing have been awarded associate status by the Manufacturing Institute to provide web development services to manufacturing firms looking to build an online presence.

The Manufacturing Institute provides advice and assistance to manufacturing firms based in the North West. As an associate of the Institute, Cube3 Digital is an approved supplier of web development services to manufacturers based in the North West, many of whom may be eligible for grant funding for online projects.

The European Regional Development Fund 2 (Fully Eligible Areas only), can provide grants for manufacturing firms in certain areas of the North West, looking to diversify their business online.

Cube3 Digital can provide a full range of digital media services from web design and development to search engine optimisation and online marketing. Karl Barker, Managing Director of Cube3, outlines the benefits of the Internet to manufacturing firms:

“The Internet enables manufacturers to communicate with prospective clients from around the world. Having a strong online presence is essential for competing in today’s global marketplace, especially in the highly competitive manufacturing sector.

The technology is available to target specific markets, specific countries and regions, while an effective online marketing strategy will drive increased traffic back to your website.

North West manufacturing firms who are eligible for European Regional Development funding should take the opportunity to tap into this new business potential”

For further information on grant availability and the business potential through diversifying online contact Karl Barker at Cube3 on 01204 533312.


For press information contact Jamie Murphy on 01204 533312 or email

Notes for Editors:

Cube3 Digital are the digital division of Cube3 Marketing an award winning agency based in the North West. Cube3 are the largest creative agency in Bolton, whose impressive client list includes Bolton Council, Mercedes Benz, Cash Generator and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

In April 2007, Cube3 Marketing won Brand Development Strategy of the Year and the Grand Prix (best overall prize) at the prestigious SWOT Marketing Awards, which reward excellence in marketing across the media, marketing and design communities outside of London. Cube3 Marketing were also voted one of the top agencies in the English Regions following an independent survey of its clients by the Recommended Agency Register.

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The Manufacturing Institute is an independent charity run by manufacturers for manufacturers. The Manufacturing Institute delivers the BERR’s Manufacturing Advisory Service in the North West of England, having been appointed by the North West Regional Development Agency as The North West Regional Centre for Manufacturing Excellence.

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Published on: 12:00AM on 9th November 2007