GAMBICA and Made in Britain join the APMG

The All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group is pleased to announce GAMBICA and Made in Britain as the latest supporters of the APPG. 

GAMBICA is the UK Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology, providing insight and influence help their members to be more competitive by increasing their knowledge and impact. By working together they remove barriers and maximise the market potential in the industry. They acheive this by forming a community of members and stakeholders that shares knowledge and best practice, shapes opinion and enhances the profile of the sector, influences policy, standards and regulation for the benefit of industry, publishes unique market reports and forecasts, allowing members to accurately plan future strategies and budgets and helps members develop business by promoting our industry through exhibitions, events, publications and media campaigns. GAMBICA members are active in the industrial automation, process instrumentation & control, test & measurement and the laboratory technology sectors.

On joining, Chief Executive Steve Brambley said:GAMBICA has been able to offer significantly more value to our members by being a collaborative association that works with other organisations to create a broad network with greater influence and the benefit of shared knowledge. I see joining the APMG as a natural step to work with other stakeholders to further the understanding of manufacturing issues among the policy makers and politicians from the perspective of our members”.

Made in Britain helps Britain’s manufacturers to grow. It provides support to its members in sales, marketing, PR and export. Buyers and procurement professionals use the Made in Britain directory to find suppliers. Made in Britain broadcasts news from its membership via the website and social media; it holds regular member events featuring expert speakers. These events are held at members’ premises and provide valuable opportunities to network and build contacts.Information and advice about sales, marketing PR and export is available to read, watch and download from the members area of the website. The official Made in Britain mark is protected and can only be used by members of the organisation. Its distinctive design represents the best of British manufacturing and stands for quality, reliability and value. Members deliver great customer service, sustainability and transparency in their businesses.

John Pearce, CEO, Made in Britain said: "Made in Britain's membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group will bring huge benefits to our organisation and, in turn, our members. The needs of manufacturers in the UK in these times of great change transcend party politics and the work of this cross-party coalition is a wonderful fit with the aims and ambitions of the Made in Britain organisation. The board of directors and I are excited to be joining the APMG; in fact, I'm beyond excited at the opportunities that will emerge when our organisations work together. We can make sure our members’ voices are heard and their British-made products are considered by procurement professionals in government and local authorities around the country."

The APMG is delighted to welcome both GAMBICA and Made in Britain to the group and look forward to working with them and others to ensure that manufacturing remains at the forefront of the policy making agenda.