This session will discuss -
• UK manufacturing growth at a 30 year high – what it means for the wider economy and the country's place in international trade – from the perspective of our 1700 strong membership – 90% of them SMEs
• How to make the most of the challenges we face and the opportunities available to ensure the future growth of the sector.
• The impact of Brexit and the pandemic and how it has fostered a new climate of public support for British manufacturers.
• Procurement decision making becoming increasingly centred around provenance and sustainability.