The event, themed' Make it Britain', will see speeches from Business Secretary Vince Cable, Nigel Stein, Chief Executive of GKN and Minister Without Portfolio Kenneth Clarke. A number of leading businesses including Pai Skincare and Hotel Chocolat will also be sharing their experiences of manufacturing in the United Kingdom. Aldermore will be covering the event live via Twitter, bringing the UK manufacturing community all the insight and opinion from the conference. The EEF will also be reporting from the event through their official Twitter account. Earlier in the year, Aldermore was delighted to support SMEs within the sector through the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards in February. At the time, Aldermore's Managing Director of Commercial Mortgages Rob Lankey said: "It's heart-warming to see that this bastion of the UK economy is still at the forefront of innovation and you are working hard to keep yourselves ahead of the overseas competition." "We know and recognise the importance of the manufacturing sector to the UK economy and how your success and growth has a huge ripple effect across other industries," he added.