The government’s Manufacturing Summit this year has taken place today, 28th February, at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire.
More than 200 manufacturing business leaders have joined Vince Cable and other Ministers to discuss latest progress on the Industrial Strategy and the next steps for the sector as government continues to put manufacturing at the heart of its growth programme.
Today saw the latest support from goverment announced for manufacturing businesses, with:
  • £213 million of government and industry investment to strengthen UK advanced manufacturing supply chains
  • 12 projects awarded money from this initiative, including moves to tackle skills shortages in the aerospace sector
  • Aston Martin to begin production of the ‘Rapide S’ in the UK supported by the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
In advance of touring Aston Martin’s site in Gaydon, Warwickshire, Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
“As the company celebrates its 100th anniversary it demonstrates Aston Martin’s commitment to the UK, and is further testament to the skills of our engineers and supply chains.
“Our Industrial Strategy, which creates a joint business plan between Government and industry, will ensure that we retain and grow these types of businesses in the long term.”
This week also saw other UK manufacturing news, including:
Further government information links:

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