Call to manufacturers


Manufacturers in the south west are being urged to start the year by having their say on the future of industry support.

The Manufacturing Advisory Service in the South West (MAS-SW), which has helped more than 2,000 organisations since it launched, is asking firms to respond to the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Review before the deadline closes on February 11.

This publication outlines the ambitions for manufacturing, developed with industry in recent months, sets out the key competitive strengths on which the UK can build and examines the major long-term growth opportunities.

Simon Howes, managing director of MAS-SW, explained: “This document sets out the action the Government is taking to provide the right business environment, the key competitive strengths on which we can build, and examines the long-term growth opportunities and challenges.”

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Review will reflect the capabilities of UK manufacturing, the strengths of the economy and the opportunities for broad-based growth from globalisation, technological development and the move to a low carbon economy.

Firms can download the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Review by clicking here.

All comments should be sent to by February 11 and will be considered by the dedicated review team in preparation for the first report in time for Budget 2011.