BIS Manufacturing sector team

Advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing is crucial to our recovery, export and future growth in productivity. Government is working with manufacturers and their supply chains, and is taking steps to strengthen and grow modern manufacturing in the UK by encouraging innovation, business investment, technology commercialisation, skills and exports.

On 28 February 2013 the third annual BIS Manufacturing Summit took place at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon in Warwickshire. Progress to date was reviewed and upcoming challenges debated. This annual event is just one of a range of ongoing discussions between government and industry. BIS Manufacturing Summit summary.

In December 2010 BIS launched its ‘Growth Review Framework for Advanced Manufacturing’. The Framework document was an invitation to provide comments and evidence to help identify the challenges and barriers to manufacturing growth, to feed into the Growth Review process. The document set out the government’s ambitions for manufacturing, developed through consultation with industry. It was supported by in-depth economic analysis and a statistical annex in order to provide a substantial evidence base.

Since then the government has continued to develop policy to support manufacturing in the context of the wider Industrial Strategy development.

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