On January 26, Made Here Now will meet with backers and connections at the Brompton factory in London to discuss plans and opportunities for the next five years. With some of the most illustrious companies and organisations in UK manufacturing in attendance, the strategy meeting aims to elevate the UK-wide initiative aimed at encouraging more young people into the manufacturing sector.
Made Here Now is a joint venture between journalist Peter Marsh and Pepperneck. Peter has worked in manufacturing journalism throughout his career, including working as manufacturing editor for the Financial Times for twenty years. From Pepperneck, Made Here Now project director Steve Adams and project manager, David Masson, will be in attendance.
Peter Marsh, founder of Made Here Now, said: “Made Here Now has two main aims - to encourage more young people to consider a future in the industry and to help communicate the impact that UK manufacturing has in helping to grow the national economy. The meeting will bring together organisations representing every facet of UK manufacturing. ”
Steve Adams, managing director of Pepperneck, comments: “The manufacturing sector is incredibly powerful in the UK and our plan is that Made Here Now can be a force for change by bringing together different entities from across industry.”
In attendance will be representatives from sponsors of Made Here Now including Renishaw, Bluetree Group and Goodfish Group as well as charitable organisations that contribute to the project including Comino Foundation, ERA Foundation and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, along with the consultancy group, Kaizen Institute.
Non-sponsor groups that are aligned to the goals of the project will also be in attendance, including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Make UK, the Made in Britain promotional body, Santander Bank and manufacturers Fracino, Ercol, JJ Churchill and Filtermist.
The meeting takes place the day after both Marsh and Will Butler-Adams, chief executive of Brompton, speak at a Foundation for Science and Technology (FST) seminar at London's Royal Society. The event will consider how UK advanced manufacturing can boost the economy over the next few years following recent severe economic shocks.
“We are looking to work closely with manufacturers, government initiatives and charities to encourage a pipeline of talent to inspire a greater number of young people to consider careers in the sector. We are really excited to meet with the attendees at the fantastic Brompton Bikes HQ to discuss how we can attract talent to the industry moving forward,” said Adams.