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    Local Industrial Strategy Inquiry - Call for Evidence

    This inquiry - made possible by the kind sponsorship of the ERA Foundation and the MTA - will explore how LEPs and CAs can create Local Industrial Strategies that support manufacturing and respond to local needs whilst addressing national economic priorities. It will investigate how to build successful and resilient Local Industrial Strategies that connect the local level to the national, reflect the challenges highlighted by the Industrial Strategy and draw out issues for action. The deadline for submission of evidence is Friday 30th August. Evidence can be submitted by completing the form available at this link and sending it to the email address stated within. 

    For more information about the Commission or the inquiry, contact Ben Carpenter Merritt, Policy Manager, Manufacturing on 0207 202 8586.

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    APMG and Make UK hold Annual Summer Reception

    Senior figures from across the manufacturing sectors joined MPs and Peers for the APMG and Make UK’s summer reception on Wednesday 4th July, 2019. Held on the House of Lords Terrace overlooking the Thames, guests were joined by a series of high-profile speakers, including Richard Harrington MP, former Minister of State for Business and Industry and Make UK Award Winning Apprentices Heather Johnson of BAE Systems and Tobias Cowan of HepcoMotion.

    Hosted by APMG Vice-Chair and Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Jonathan Reynolds MP, the event brought manufacturing colleagues together to network and discuss the current state of British manufacturing with policy makers from across the political spectrum. In his keynote, Richard Harrington spoke frankly about the importance of securing a constructive relationship with the European Union. 

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    Manufacturing a sustainable future: How public procurement could help foster a circular economy

    On Thursday 2nd May 2019, Policy Connect held a cross-APPG meeting in which members of the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resources and Manufacturing Groups came together to discuss the role of public procurement in helping foster a market for remanufactured goods.

    The event was a follow up from a 2014 report which made the social, economic and environmental case for remanufacturing. Under the chairmanship of Ruth Cadbury MP, 18 representatives from a variety of industries and sectors - from public health to steel - joined the roundtable and shared their views on the impact and potential of remanufactured goods in the context of the public sector.

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    APMG holds Brexit briefing with Prof. Anand Menon and Prof. Philip McCann

    On Wednesday 3rd April, the APMG were pleased to present to members a Brexit Breifing with Professors Anand Menon and Philip McCann of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative

    APMG Co-Chair Barry Sheerman MP opened the event with remarks on the debate within Parliament, and where MPs felt the process was headed before handing over to Prof. Menon to give a general update on where we were, and what was likely to come next. This was followed by Prof. Philip McCann who presented on the impact of Brexit on different regions and sectors within the UK. 

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    In conversation with Andy Haldane

    On Monday 11th February, the APMG were pleased to present to members an In Conversation event with Lord Bilimoria, Chairman and Founder of Cobra Beer, and Chair of the Manufacturing Commission in discussion with Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England and Chair of the Industrial Strategy Council.

    The discussion and questions which followed were off the record, and the conversation was extremely candid covering a range of topic key to the successful implementation of the Industrial Strategy.

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    Inaugural APMG Christmas Lunch

    On Wednesday 28th November, the APMG hosted a Christmas lunch in the House of Commons with a range of APMG members and Parliamentarians to discuss the Local Industrial Strategies (LIS) and manufacturing.

    Attendees heard from Lord Inglewood, Chair of the Cumbria LEP who presented an update on the process of the Cumbria LIS and the ensuing discussion saw members considering some of the key challenges that must be at the front of the creation of the LIS.

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    Why Local Industrial Strategies must be the driving force behind the Industrial Strategy

    On Sunday 25th November, APMG Policy Manager Ben Carpenter Merritt featured in the Sunday Telegraph’s supplement on the Industrial Strategy.

    In it, Ben argued that the success of the Industrial Strategy will rely heavily on the successful implementation of Local Industrial Strategies that draw on the power of manufacturing to feed local economies – improving productivity and employment by making the most of local strengths to address national challenges.

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    APMG hosts roundtable with APGSE on Women in Engineering and Manufacturing

    On Thursday 22nd November, the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills & Employment (APGSE) hosted a roundtable following up on the Skills Commission’s report - A spotlight on: women in engineering. 

    The event brought together women engineers, leading manufacturers, skills providers and policy makers to discuss the how business and government can collaborate to increase the number of women working in engineering and manufacturing.

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    APMG host roundtable on the Industrial Strategy and the future of British manufacturing with Shadow Business Minister, Bill Esterson

    On Thursday 13th September, the APMG brought together leading manufacturers and policy makers from across the sector to discuss the UK’s industrial strategy and the state of British manufacturing.

    The breakfast roundtable was chaired by David Seall, Advisor to the Industry, Technology and Innovation group at Policy Connect. The keynote speaker was Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business and International Trade. In a wide-ranging discussion, Mr Esterson spoke about the Official Opposition’s approach to industrial policy and a range of other topics.

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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.