Made in the UK: Myth or Reality? Does the UK Need an Industrial and Materials Strategy?

Wednesday 11th September 2024

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

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This session explores the perception and reality of manufacturing and production in the UK. It addresses the widespread belief that the UK no longer builds or manufactures anything of significance and discuss the necessity and future direction of an industrial and materials strategy to sustain and grow the sector.

  • What are the current strengths and weaknesses of the UK’s manufacturing sector?
  • How can the next government policies and strategies support the growth of manufacturing in the UK?
  • What role do innovation and technology play in the future of UK manufacturing?
  • How can we dispel the myth that the UK doesn’t build or manufacture anything significant?
Isobel Sheldon, Member Board Of Trustees at The Faraday InstitutionIsobel Sheldon Founder and principal consultant
Oakpolytech
Philippa OldhamPhilippa Oldham Stakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Rowan Crozier, CEO at C. Brandauer & Co LtdRowan Crozier CEO
C. Brandauer & Co Ltd
Seamus Nevin, Chief Economist & Acting Director of Policy at Make UKSeamus Nevin Chief Economist & Acting Director of Policy
Make UK

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