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Our Primary brand – Manucore – provides Connections, Content and Peer to Peer Collaboration for Supply Chain and Manufacturing leaders worldwide.

We offer our members:

Private communities

Private communities

Peer to peer network with deep business profiles and expert matching for the sharing of best practice and knowledge transfer.



Created by the community from intimate bespoke workshops and interactive masterclasses, to larger annual Leaders Forums in Europe and North America.

Personalised content

Personalised content

Actionable, timely and personal: webcasts, video interviews, case studies, white papers; bespoke content tools, all personalized to our members interests.

Our Partners

We connect some of the world’s leading global technology and consulting firms with our executive members to support their business growth, and find solutions to their operational challenges.

  • Efeso Consulting
  • Oliver Wight
  • SAP
  • GE
  • Infor
  • JDA
  • HP
  • Rethink Robotics
  • Siemens
  • Llamasoft
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Yaskawa Europe

Our story so far…it’s just the beginning

Accucore was founded  by two highly respected media entrepreneurs, Andrew Brown and Maria Villablanca in 2013 after their previous events business World Trade Group (WTG) was sold to private equity in 2011.

After a period of reflection, and some detailed analysis of the events and media market, they decided they wanted do something completely different…

The objective was to flip the events model on its head and create a Private Community of experts who themselves provide the ideas, connections and impetus to create the events that they need to thrive and succeed in their own roles.

Manucore was launched in 2015 to serve the needs of the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain community adding value by creating content, connections and live events from the active advisory boards and members of the private network.

Since inception, Manucore’s growth has been significant, with membership increasing tenfold, and revenues increasing by over 500%!


Co-Founders, Andrew Brown, Maria Villablanca…

October 2013

Holding company Accucore Limited established by two ambitious founders

November 2013

First office opens in shared workspace in Canary Wharf, London with only 3 employees

January 2014

Launch of Etailcore – First closed-door community for online retailers in Europe

February 2014

Our first Etailcore Advisory Board meeting with key industry leaders

September 2014 First ever Etailcore event in Barcelona

First ever Etailcore event in Barcelona

October 2014

The team grows to 10 employees and moves to our own Accucore offices in Canary Wharf

January 2015

We launch Manucore – a community for senior Manufacturing Leaders in Europe and run our first ever Manucore Advisory Board meeting

June 2015

First ever Manufacturing Leaders Forum launches in Barcelona

September 2015

The Manucore community expands to include European Supply Chain Leaders

February 2016

First ever European Supply Chain Directors Forum takes place in Prague

June 2016

2nd Annual Manufacturing Leaders Forum doubles in size and increases from 2 days to 3, in order to incorporate site tours and working toolkit sessions

Manucore reaches 500 industry members

September 2016

The Manucore team doubles in size again

October 2016

Manucore launches content site providing business intelligence for manufacturing and supply chain leaders

November 2016

Accucore decides to close Etailcore to focus exclusively on the growing Manucore community

December 2016

Manucore generates 163% YOY growth from 2015

January 2017

New suite of US and UK events launched in order to take the Manucore community global

February 2017

Manucore opens a US office in Boston, MA

March 2017 Sean Culey, business transformation and supply chain guru, joins the Board of Directors and launches Manucore’s Research and Advisory Services practice

Sean Culey, business transformation and supply chain guru, joins the Board of Directors and launches Manucore’s Research and Advisory Services practice

Our Members

We work with some of the leading Manufacturing companies and global Supply Chains. Our 800+ members use our services to benchmark, network and obtain high level peer review on current practices to attain operational excellence and innovation.

  • Coca-Cola
  • Estee Lauder
  • Honeywell
  • Whirlpool
  • Toyota
  • Samsung
  • Ford
  • GE
  • AIrbus
  • Johnson Controls
  • P&G
  • Mars

Our Board

Our board has extensive commercial experience in media, events and network building, as well as practical expertise in Supply Chain and Manufacturing.

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Chairman and Executive Director

Maria Villablanca

Maria Villablanca

Group CEO

Sean Culey

Sean Culey

EVP, Research and Advisory Service

Anna-Lisa Rudder

Anna-Lisa Rudder

Commercial Relationship Director

Jo Evans

Jo Evans

Chief Operating Officer