After the failure of the financial markets, the pundits and politicians finally agree. Britain needs a balanced economy. Quite right. And it's you - the nation's manufacturers - that can deliver it.
The first half of 2009 was tough. And there's no guarantee it won't get worse before it gets better. But, as ever, the future lies in our own hands. And as we start to see a glimmer or two of better news on the way, wise heads are already planning for the upturn.
As businesses we need to seize the initiative, demand the support we need from government and prove to the world that UK manufacturing can deliver the goods.
And EEF is here to lend its support - to the industry and to you. Check back here regularly for the latest intelligence, resources and ideas that will help you plan your way to a brighter future.