In the two years since the recession ended, the sector has accounted for a fifth of economic growth. The sector is generating interest among investors too. Bank of England figures suggest recent growth is the fastest for a year, and roughly £2.5 billion of government and private investment is expected over the next few years. Meanwhile, manufacturers continue to stand out from other industries for their innovation, green thinking and commitment to exports.
With the right support, the sector can lead the UK towards sustainable economic growth in the coming years.
Manufacturing: An engine for growth