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An organisation for Midlands based manufacturers has secured a trip for their members to visit Westminster to discuss how they’re rebalancing the economy and how the government can further support industry.
Made in the Midlands (MIM) members are travelling to London on Wednesday February 3rd 2015 for their annual visit sponsored this time by Lorely Burt, MP for Solihull. Members will be representative of the diverse range of product that is ‘Made in Britain.’ This enjoying a renaissance particularly with the emerging middle classes in South East Asia and West Africa and the Midlands is at the forefront of that change.
Chief Operating Officer Charles Addison said: “The government is rediscovering how important manufacturing is and the public actually believe that we make things in this country and indeed this region. The fact is, we always did, but it was rarely celebrated. The Midlands is the epicentre of economic growth nationally and this trip will demonstrate that manufacturing is successful and sustainable and therefore deserves recognition and ongoing support.”
During 2014 Made in the Midlands has had private meetings with George Osborne, Vince Cable and Nigel Farage to discuss the way forward for manufacturing based on their Futures Report. The report canvassed their members and came up with some interesting results - 51% thought government policy didn’t support manufacturing enough, with 43% believing that the government needed to improve their understanding of industry.
Alongside the opportunity to discuss their industry issues, members will have the opportunity to visit the public gallery for Parliament. Places are limited and tickets for the trip start at £190 including return travel and refreshments and are restricted to a maximum of two per company. For more details visit madeinthemidlands.com/events
Addison concluded: “This is fantastic opportunity to visit the House of Commons and with an election looming it will give MIM members an unrivalled opportunity to discuss key topics that affect manufacturing in the region.”
For more information call Charles on 01902 255033.