We received this by email today and I quote
“The finance director of flooring manufacturer James Halstead issued a stark warning on the state of UK manufacturing at last night’s North West Finance Director Awards. Gordon Oliver, who beat tough competition from Speedy Hire and JD Sports to win the Finance Director of a PLC award, told the audience: “It’s difficult to be in manufacturing, which is a dying business in this country. There are no incentives – it’s a bit sad.”
Without wanting to be too political, the UK Government has invested in Innovation in this country (see our last blog as an example) and Innovation needs manufacturing and manufacturing means sales, sales means cash and cash means investment and so on.
We need to STOP using the term “British Manufacturing” and change it to “British Innovation” or as we’ve previously stated “British Manuvation”!!!