Chris Richards is Head of Business Environment Policy at EEF – the representative body for UK manufacturers. Here, he heads up EEF's policy work programmes on making the UK business environment the best place to start, move and anchor a manufacturing business. Chris works closely with EEF's manufacturing member companies to identify barriers, assess solutions and deliver policy recommendations to decision makers to ensure the UK builds upon its place as the 9th largest manufacturing country in the world.
He regularly speaks on topics such as infrastructure, the transformation of industry and devolution in England across various media outlets, as part of parliamentary inquiries and at conferences and other events. Chris' current focus and engagement with manufacturers and policy makers includes: