Make it in Great Britain is a new campaign aimed at transforming outdated opinions of UK manufacturing. The campaign will culminate in an exhibition during Olympic Games time that will celebrate the successes of the manufacturing sector and encourage young people to consider a career in the industry. It is all part of the Government’s drive to encourage long-term economic growth and rebalance the economy away from the financial sector and towards a strong manufacturing sector.
Business Secretary, Vince Cable has called on UK manufacturers to help the Government find up to 30 ‘industry champions’ to take part in, and support the Make it in Great Britain campaign. Mr. Cable explains, “Despite popular belief, Britain still does make things and has outstanding manufacturing companies, large and small.
Our world-beating companies have an excellent reputation for innovation. I want our young people and those who hold outdated views of our British manufacturing to see that reality. That’s why we’re launching the Make it in Great Britain campaign.
To help us do that I want our most passionate manufacturers, whether that’s ‘captains of industry’ or those just starting out in their careers, to be our industry champions. With their help, we can modernise people’s view of manufacturing and dispel the myth that ‘we don’t make anything in the UK anymore’.”
The industry champions will be knowledgeable about manufacturing and will play an important role in challenging current myths about UK manufacturing. They will identify and publicise British manufacturing successes and act as advocates for the campaign and the future of British manufacturing.
The campaign will be formerly launched in the coming weeks but if you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague to be an industry champion please visit www.bis.gov.uk/makeitingreatbritain.
Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (National)
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