In support of the nation's driven manufacturing businesses, Aldermore attended EEF's Make it Britain National Manufacturing Conference on Tuesday, discussing the future of British manufacturing and how to encourage growth in the sector as the recovery takes hold.
With eminent speakers including Business Secretary Vince Cable, Hotel Chocolat CEO Angus Thirlwell and EEF's Terry Scuoler, the debate presented a positive outlook for the sector, with a marked movement towards companies re-shoring production to the UK.
Despite this progress though, the panellists and audience agreed more could be done to support the sector, particularly in terms of addressing the current skills gap and the burden of increasing energy costs, as the highlights below convey.
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