Local MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the Government campaign ‘Make it in Great Britain’ to transform outdated opinions of UK manufacturing. The campaign will culminate in an exhibition during the forthcoming Olympics that will celebrate the successes of the manufacturing sector, challenge inaccurate views of manufacturing and encourage young people to consider a career in the industry.
Caroline said, “I’m encouraging everyone involved in manufacturing in Gosport, whether they are business owners, designers, engineers, plant operators or apprentices to support the campaign by putting themselves forward as manufacturing champions. With their help, we can modernise people’s views of manufacturing.”
The launch of the campaign comes after a fortnight of activity, highlighting the importance of manufacturing to the economy and, through the Government’s ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative, encouraging young people to consider a career in modern manufacturing.
Caroline added, “Manufacturing can boost the economy if we help manufacturers to grow and export. The Government has announced more than £140million investment in manufacturing in the last month and we need to work hard to dispel the myth that we don’t make anything in the UK anymore. I fully support the ‘Make it in Great Britain’ campaign and would encourage manufacturers throughout the Gosport peninsula to get involved.”