About Us

The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) is a stunning world-class research, business support, skills and education campus located in East London with a focus on supporting the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors.

The CEME Campus is situated on the A13 in Rainham, close to both Canary Wharf and the M25. Part of a £400m regeneration programme in East London, CEME was established in 2003 to provide skills, create jobs and businesses that are revitalising London’s industrial heartland. CEME is a UK registered charity and part of the London Thames Gateway Regeneration Scheme working in collaboration with public and private sector partners.

CEME Vision

CEME's vision is a thriving engineering, manufacturing, science and technology sector in the London Thames Gateway.

CEME delivers its vision through the promotion and delivery of science, engineering and manufacturing education, skills development, business growth and investment support via:

  • Schools programmes
  • 14 - 19 provision of learning and education
  • Empoyer apprenticeships, skills and training
  • Innovation Centre space and business support programmes
  • An industrial research institute
  • Networking and conference centre

CEME Purpose

CEME's purpose is to provide an inspirational environment for learning and business growth.

CEME Values


CEME is passionate about first impressions. The impact and importance of the CEME environment in cultivating success for our customers is paramount to us. We try hard to be immaculate in the presentation of the CEME campus, our facilities and our staff at all times.

Exceeding Expectations     

CEME aims to impress all of our customers with the service they receive from our staff. We will always try our best to be clear on what we promise to our customers and try even harder to exceed our customers’ expectations of that promise.

Positive Attitude

If you think you can, or you think you can’t – you are probably right. (Henry Ford)

At CEME we embrace enthusiasm, a can-do attitude, eagerness for improvement and constructive intent at all times. We strive to employ and work with optimistic colleagues, who use positive language and have a positive outlook.

Core Functions

The CEME campus provides a number of core functions:

  • Property To Let
    • Space to rent - offices, workshops and classrooms (D1 Status)
    • Business incubation and growth acceleration - the CEME Innovation Centre
  • Business Support
    • Wide range of business support services
    • Business training, coaching and mentoring
  • Gateway to Skills Centre
    • Unique specialist technology education centre for schools and pupils
    • State of the art equipment to engage young people in STEM subjects 
  • Conference Centre
    • Meetings and events venue
    • Exhibition space
  • Elutec
    • University Technical College for 14-19 year olds
    • Opening September 2014
    • Only 600 places available so please call 020 8596 7040 to register your interest
  • HSSMI - The High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute
    • A £5m centre focussed on the modelling, deployment and monitoring of manufacturing systems
    • Launched 24th July 2012
  • For more information, please call 020 8596 5400 or email info@ceme.co.uk

    CEME - About us
    CEME is a great example of what this Government's economic agenda wants to help grow - more British manufacturing and better hi-tech know how
    Rt Hon Eric Pickles, MP