What we do

Stirling Media writes content for manufacturing and engineering companies, for service providers to these sectors, and provides public relations services.

Will’s experience:

Manufacturing – since 2008

Other business themes – capital markets and finance, general business, superyacht industry, leisure marine industry, smart technology – 24 years

We also produce:

The UK Manufacturing Outlook, an annual analytical publication on manufacturing, since 2015

Business content: Press releases, white papers and technical reports, copywriting

Event production: Conferences and large events. Webinars and Teams meetings for lead gen

Round table debates and workshops

Blogs for clients

Specialist copywriting

We research and write reports, white papers, magazine articles, thought  leadership and blogs for clients serving the manufacturing sector, covering:

Digitalisation of manufacturing

Aerospace industry, advanced manufacturing technologies

Robotics, human machine interface, cobotics

Food and drink industry

Smart metrology, Manufacturing Execution Systems and more



Leveraging my experience as a manufacturing magazine editor and my network in industry, with partners and alone I produce events from conferences and mini-summits to round tables, dinner debates and factory visits.

I have a strong track record in building events for the manufacturing and technology industry. This covers curating programmes, securing high calibre speakers and venues, acquiring delegates, moderating debates, writing up reports, researching and leading factory tours. I have done this at The Manufacturer magazine and independently since 2013.


Stirling Media curates and publishes the UK Manufacturing Outlook (formerly the UK Manufacturing Review), a 250-page book, digital book and website covering the big news, developments, factory investment, academic research, and R&D now and the next 12-months in industry. Company leaders and experts comments on what changes are coming in manufacturing: Sectors, Technologies, Themes such as Exports, Policy and Sustainability, and Regions.

The Outlook, or UKMO, has featured up to 30 “Trailblazers”, companies that have performed well in the current year, achieving target turnover, export orders, productivity or other strong metrics.

UKMO is the only large book, digital and print, providing this depth and variety of analysis of manufacturing annually.

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Stirling Media Ltd - Publishes UK manufacturing review
PR & Content

PR & Content

PR AND CONTENT; IGUS AND MEGGER: Stirling Media is now producing content and PR services to Megger, the leading electrical testing equipment company, and motion plastics manufacturer igus.  

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BARCAYS MANUFACTURING WEBINARS: From 2020 to Jan 2021 I helped Barclays produce four manufacturing-themed webinars, on food & beverage, sustainability, smart logistics and Direct to consumer manufacturing. Each webinar selected 2-3 keynote speakers from an initial...

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MEGGER HR ROUNDTABLE: Stirling Media produced an HR roundtable for Megger in June 2020. Seven mid-sized manufacturing companies exchanged their views on HR challenges and solutions in a Zoom meeting. Irwin Mitchell LLP also joined with employment legal advice. The...

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