The UK’s advanced engineering industry has thousands of supply chain companies to deliver the precision products and specialist services needed. We also have a thriving manufacturing industry, with investment in automation and technological advances potentially adding £275bn to the national economy each year.
We have seen substantial growth in UK supply chain industries especially in areas such as composite materials, low carbon technologies, digital process engineering, additive manufacturing, and robotics and autonomous systems – all of which offer high growth opportunities.
The UK invests heavily in R&D initiatives, encouraging innovation in key Industrial areas such as sustainable manufacturing, clean energy, efficient and integrated transport, health and wellbeing, materials and resource efficiency and food security.
New technologies are set to transform productivity in the next few years, a process referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. The World Economic Forum considers the UK a leading country for Industry 4.0 – ranked 2nd for technology and innovation, and 1st for available financing.
The UK is also a world leader in material technologies and the development of advanced materials such as graphene and other 2D materials. There is a projected global opportunity of £138bn in light-weighting for transport applications by 2021, and the UK is well placed to capitalise on this.
The British Manufacturing Exceptional Organisations and Leadership shortlist will be launched within a high-quality silver foiled publication. The Exceptional organisations shortlisted within the report can choose to have additional editorial pages, showcasing their success to the world and promoting their company to a prestigious audience of engaged influencers.
The companies featured within the final Exceptional Organisations and Leadership shortlist will then be put forward for the prestigious British Manufacturing Awards. The British Manufacturing Awards presentation will take place at a star-studded reception in Central London and it will, without doubt, catch the attention of the local, national and international media. Key influential decision makers will be in attendance to witness this exciting launch and the initiative will herald a new era for promoting Britain’s leading men & women across the world within the manufacturing sector.