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Industrial Evolution at Holyrood

Industrial Evolution at Holyrood

17 March | 5.30pm – 7.30pm | Members Room, Holyrood

Jayne Baxter MSP, the Manufacturing Commission and Scottish Enterprise are delighted to invite you to an event to promote the Manufacturing Commission’s report: “Industrial Evolution – Making British Manufacturing Sustainable” and the newly launched "Manufacturing Action Plan for Scotland: “A Manufacturing Future for Scotland”.  

About the Report

The report was published at the end of October 2015 and focuses on the manufacturing sector and the various obstacles it needs to overcome in the near future to ensure long-term social, economic and ecological sustainability. A strategic focus on non-labour productivity will be required to meet the challenges currently facing British manufacturing, from dwindling natural resources, an innovation deficit and the development of a skills base for long term future.

The Manufacturing Action Plan

Whilst manufacturing in the UK is currently facing significant challenges, there are numerous opportunities still to be grasped. It is a crucial sector of the economy, and maintains an important historical and cultural significance for Scotland. The new manufacturing action plan announced at the end of February comprises key measures for industry and Government to ensure that we work together to realise Scotland’s manufacturing potential.

Speakers include:

Jayne Baxter MSP – Chair and member of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Michael Folkerson -  Manager of the Manufacturing Commission

Nick Shields – Director of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service

Professor Jonathan Corney – Co-Director, Scottish Institute for Remanufacture

Additional speakers tbc

The reception forms part of our work to follow up on our report. We look forward to welcoming members of the industry and policymaking community to discuss the opportunities presented by the Manufacturing Action Plan, and key measures to help improve industrial sustainability.

If you would like to attend this event on the Industrial Evolution report, please respond to cecilie.ingversen@policyconnect.org.uk / 0207 202 8582