Posted by admin in Uncategorized on 05-09-2012
From the 24th July to the 9th September, the public will be able to visit the eagerly anticipated ‘Make it in Britain’ exhibition at London’s Science Museum.
Launched in partnership with the Department for Business Innovation and Skill, the exhibition will showcase the best in what Britain has to offer in manufacturing, providing visitors a unique and eye opening experience into what makes British manufacturing so magnificent. It covers all aspects of the manufacturing spectrum, from pharmaceuticals and food and drink, to creative industries and construction the exhibition has something for everyone to enjoy.
The concept of the exhibition and the purpose behind it is to demolish the myth that ‘Britain doesn’t make anything anymore’. In fact the UK is one of the world’s largest manufacturers, with over £140 billion made each year for the British economy. Some of the companies that will be showcased at the exhibition include Siemens, Coca Cola, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and Bombardier.
The event was formally launched by current business secretary Vince Cable and business minister Mark Prisk.
Mr Prisk hit back at the perception that nothing is made in the UK by telling The Metro:“As consumers, we import a lot of products from overseas and so it can create the perception that we don’t make anything here.”
The business minister also went on to say:“However, we have the largest aerospace industry outside the US and our car industry is enjoying significant growth. Our country is one of the leading exporters in the areas of aerospace, chemistry, pharmaceutical products and scientific instruments.”
British manufacturing facts
Here are some facts to remind you of Britain’s manufacturing exploits
- UK manufacturing generates £137 billion in gross added value
- Over 2.5 million people in the UK are employed in manufacturing
- The full-time pay for engineers is in the top 30% of UK salaries
- Manufactured goods total 53% of UK exports by value
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