The Northern Productivity Hub is the brainchild of a skilled team of academics and professionals from the Huddersfield Business School and the School of Art, Design and Architecture.

Where could your business do better?

Through the incorporation of new business thinking, operational agility and resilient design, we aim to help you stay ahead of the competition and better serve your customers and clients. Our goal is supporting your business excellence and developing your competitive edge. Our services include:

  • Business diagnostics
  • Linking internal capability with agile supply chain resilience
  • Business analytics and systems thinking
  • Productivity development and robustness
  • Strategic process improvement through value optimisation
  • Optimising product and industrial design
  • Exploring lifecycle’s full potential with open integrated platforms such as PLM
  • Combining Lean Construction thinking and BIM for significant business impact
  • Using state of the art technologies including AR / VR, BIM, Lean, Drones, 3D modelling & printing, CAD, Autodesk & Solidworks for new product & process development
  • Bespoke professional short courses tailored to your business needs

With the focus on developing the Northern Powerhouse, it is now crucial to gain an understanding of the importance of knowledge transfer for our local, regional and national businesses, redefining the concepts of theory and practice whilst developing our collaboration, teaching and research.

Dr Iain Reid
Director of the Northern Productivity Hub

More information

For more information or if you wish to get in touch email us at or ring +44 (0)1484 471743.