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The work of the APMG is made possible by our members, but we also aim to support them in their work by putting manufacturing at the heart of policy making. Here a selection of our members explain why they joined the APMG, and how it has supported them in acheiving their goals. 

 

Manufacturing generates nearly 50% of our exports, employs nearly 3 million people at pay levels well above the national average, and delivers some 10% of UK GVA.  The APMG provides a window to the needs of the sector, helping parliamentarians of all political hues understand the needs of businesses key to our long term national prosperity - Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

 

We value the opportunities that membership of the APMG has given us to connect with parliamentarians from both Houses and all Parties. The meetings that the Group convenes are great places to put across our messages and highlight the work that we do. The Reports that the APMG has facilitated have been well received contributions to policy making through which we have been able to make our voices clear. As well as reaching those in Westminster the APMG has also proved invaluable as a place to meet and interact with a wide range of stakeholders - Paul O’Donnell, Head of External Affairs, Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA)

 

The Confederation of Paper Industries has been a member of the All Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group for some years. We find it invaluable for two main reasons. Firstly, the Group acts as a focal point for those within Parliament with an interest in manufacturing issues, and as a manufacturing association it eases our communications and dialogue with those Members. Secondly, we are able to meet fellow associations within the APMG and join forces on issues of mutual concern, which in turn makes our collective communications more effective. As the UK develops its industrial strategy, it is more than ever important that the interests of the UK’s manufacturing industries are top of the Parliamentary agenda. The APMG plays a pivotal role in presenting the manufacturing case to Parliament and we look forward to contributing to its work in future - Andrew Large, Director General, Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI)

           

BAMA Joined the APMG in 2016 with the intention to review the benefits of membership at the end of the first year.  This is now one of first subscriptions renewed by our Association every year.  APMG organise high quality events with senior speakers from the political sphere.  It provides excellent networking opportunities with other associations, manufacturing companies and politicians in a convivial atmosphere and well informed and relevant updates - Patrick Heskins, CEO, British Aerosol Manufacturers Association

 

We’ve found the All Party Manufacturing Group to be a very valuable platform to engage with influential policy makers and business colleagues including ministers, parliamentarians, trade associations, manufacturers (large and small), and academics.  The APMG’s in-house knowledge and expertise, combined with its consistent ability to place itself on the leading edge of important issues and discussions, makes it a great asset for us.  Our investment has been more than repaid - Construction Products Association

 

The APMG has been incredibly helpful and informative over the years. They host many events relevant to the industry which really stand out due to the insightful speakers they get in and have involved us with several topics key to our sector, such as remanufacturing. With the help of the APMG, we have engaged with several MPs from different parties, which have led to longstanding relationships. I would wholeheartedly recommend joining the APMG - Tom Bowell, CEO, British Coatings Federation

 

Manufacturing has never been more important to the success and growth of the UK – from helping to rebalance the economy to contributing to the UK’s export market. We value our relationships with the country’s leading manufacturing organisations including the APMG which enables us to progress common areas including skills, access to finance, innovation and supporting UK trade. Our work with the APMG has enabled us to input into policy development and programmes to support the UK manufacturing sector, helping us deliver the kinds of banking services UK Manufacturers’ need to help Britain prosper - Dave Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing, Lloyds Bank