Manufacturing Institute CEO Dr Julie Madigan has welcomed a pre-election Manufacturing Manifesto aimed at boosting the sector but sounded a warning that the relevance of a centralised, top down and big company dominated policy formation process is 'questionable' for smaller companies.
The report by the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group
(APMG) was launched in the House Of Commons at a meeting attended by key names in the manufacturing sector - including The Manufacturing Institute
It spotlights six key areas - innovation, skills, finance and taxation, energy, SMEs and trade and investment - and gives 19 detailed recommendations aimed at improving the performance and perception of manufacturing.
said: "The Manufacturing Institute
welcomes the assertions and findings contained in the APMG's