The Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group is a cross-party coalition of Parliamentarians and manufacturing industry organisations that works to develop new industrial policy ideas, critique existing government decision-making around manufacturing, communicate within Parliament the importance of a well-balanced productive economy, and help the manufacturing community better engage with the policy process.
With renewed political focus on the need to rebalance our economy and begin the 'march of the makers' the APMG is proud of the role it plays in ensuring policies and programmes to support the manufacturing sector achieve consensus from all parties, and across industry.
The APMG holds regular events and seminars in Parliament and across the UK, publishes newsletters summarising manufacturing policy stories, industry news, and other political developments, and produces short briefing papers to present different perspectives on particular policy issues. Common subjects of discussion include skills, access to finance, procurement of innovation, supporting export, energy policy – to name but a few.
The group also conducts longer term research into more complex or emerging industrial policy topics, through Cross-Party Inquiries.
If you have any questions regarding the Group, its members or its activities and events, please don't hesitate to contact us.
APMG commitment to transparency and scrutiny
The APMG is entirely committed to ensuring its activities, membership and funding are entirely transparent. The Group regularly lobbies Government on key manufacturing policy issues, and campaigns widely for consensus-driven cross-party industrial policy to be adopted across Government. However, in doing so, the APMG lobbies on behalf of the manufacturing industry as a whole; never on behalf of one organisation or its specific members.
The Group operates according to a strict Code of Governance
. The Group is funded through a combination of annual membership fees from its associate (non-parliamentary) members
and project based sponsorship for specific research projects. The APMG and its work is driven solely by its Parliamentary Officers and Members
; as such, the Group's non-parliamentary members do not have voting rights within the Group and cannot dictate its activities. The Group's entry on the official Parliamentary Register of All-Party Groups can be viewed here
The APMG is administered by Policy Connect
, a cross-party, non-profit think tank based in Southwark. Policy Connect is entirely committed to upholding the principle of transparency in UK parliamentary and public affairs and welcomes any questions
you may have on its work and activities.
Please note: all photographs of UK manufacturing featuring on this website are taken from the EEF Photography Competition entries.