Manufacturers are good at managing complexity. This is a helpful skill amid the maelstrom of political change that is set to continue following a summer of upheaval.
It’s because this landscape of uncertainty will continue to be the defining feature in 2017 - and beyond - that the UK’s manufacturing industry has to be clear in its ambitions and ability to influence decision-making at all levels.
To borrow a phrase, we’re better together. When it comes to speaking up for manufacturers and for the UK’s ability to be the best place for industry to thrive, we need a united voice.
Just this week, decisions have been announced by ministers on more airport capacity and changes to the way the controversial new apprenticeship levy will roll out. In each case EEF has lobbied hard to drive the right decisions and win concessions.
As a member of EEF, you define the agenda we follow.
The Government will soon announce detailed plans on its approach to a new industrial strategy for Britain, and this week we’ve published our report with key recommendations setting out what success will look like for manufacturers. And we’ll continue to monitor and engage in discussion with decision-makers on these plans as they develop, working with Government and Whitehall departments as well as devolved authorities and administrations.
But we’re a critical friend. We work for manufacturers not for the Government. Our voice is your voice. As a member of EEF, you define the agenda we follow, and you provide the evidence that holds sway.
Each time we see a minister or meet with a European Commissioner we bring members’ issues to the table and base our analysis on the evidence of companies, large and small, at the cutting edge.
If you and your business want to add your voice and become a champion of manufacturing, revitalising Britain’s industrial prowess, join us. #WeAreManufacturing