The All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group are pleased to announce that Autodesk, world-leader in architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing software solutions, have joined the APMG.
Speaking to mark the occasion, Asif Moghal, Senior Industry Manager for Manufacturing said "The UK has an incredibly high potential value that’s waiting to be unleashed in terms of advanced design, advanced manufacturing and innovation. In order to realise this potential we need to develop an industrial strategy that is focused as much on this type of value add as well as productivity and the APMG is an excellent forum to present the views of our design and manufacturing customers and do our part in shaping the future of making things for the UK."Read more
In a lively debate in the Houses of Parliament, members of the British and European Parliaments come together with an audience of 120 British manufacturers and international trade experts to discuss the future of the UK’s trading relationship with Europe and the rest of the world.Read more
On Tuesday 21st February, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Manufacturing and Skills & Employment were proud to host a panel discussion with leading parliamentarians on skills and the industrial strategy.
Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, and Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, debated and examined the role of skills in the new industrial strategy with special guest Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor of the Financial Times.Read more
On Monday 23rd January the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy released a substantial green paper setting out the governments approach to reforming British industry. This green paper set out 10 broad-ranging 'pillars' that together constitute the departments Industrial Strategy.
Several of these pillars, and the detail in the governments green paper, build significantly upon the recommendations within the Manufacturing Commissions last report on 'Industrial Evolution'authored by Prof. Steve Evans of the Institute for Manufacturing and Chi Onwurah MP the shadow minister for Industrial Strategy. Some of the recommendations, especially around energy efficiency, decarbonisation, and publicly funded R&D, are addressed significantly by the government.Read more
Lord Bilimoria, entrepreneur and chair of the Manufacturing Commission, writes today in The New Statesman that the prime minister should prioritise single market membership and freedom of movement to guarantee growth and prosperity for the British manufacturing sector.Read more
There were no big surprises from the chancellor in his first (and last) Autumn Statement, but he presented a measured plan with the focus on re-establishing long-term stability for the economy. After the shocks of Brexit, and the continuing instability in the economy, talk of long term investment and industrial strategy will be welcome news to many manufacturers.Read more
Chris White MP, the co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG), opened a debate in parliament on industrial strategy by backing the British manufacturing sector and calling for the strategy to recognise the long-term benefits of the UK’s strengths in Industry 4.0 – the increasing trend towards data enabled and automated manufacturing and services. As chair of the APMG and member of the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) select committee Chris has long been a supporter of an over-arching and coherent industrial strategy.Read more
The APMG teamed up with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Skills and Education to host a brilliantly informative event on the Manufacturing-Skills system in Germany. Chaired by APMG vice-chair John Stevenson MP, the discussion ranged from the current issues facing the apprenticeship system in the UK, to the role of the German Chamber of Commerce, to the potential for a skills-gap to develop in light of the UK exiting the EU. Read more here....
Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, a cross-bench peer, has expressed his delight at joining the Manufacturing Commission as its new Chair.
With a background in manufacturing, and co-founder of Cobra Beer, an Indian beer brand manufactured in the United Kingdom and China, Lord Bilimoria is looking forward to getting involved with the research of the Commission.Read more
The Manufacturing Commission launched its newest inquiry report, 'Industrial Evolution: Making British Manufacturing Sustainable', ahead of the Paris COP21 talks, in which it outlines vital measures that government and industry should take to ensure that British manufacturing is here to stay.
Find out more about the report and download it on the link below.Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) exists to encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the UK's diverse manufacturing industries, helping to raise the profile of manufacturing both inside and outside of Parliament.