There is still a lot of dangerous nonsense talked about manufacturing. Not long ago, people started to contemplate the post-industrial society and the future belonging to services such as finance, creative industries, tourism and hospitality. The reality is somewhat different. We are all still feeling the consequences of the banking collapse a decade ago and no one has a clue as to what will be the final ramifications of printing money as a way out. Deep down we all know that true wealth creation depends on the transformational process of manufacturing.
The Industrial Strategy Commission is inviting submissions from manufacturers about the future direction for industry in the UK. Leading the commission are accomplished academics and economists from Manchester and Sheffield Universities and who will be producing a report that will go directly to the government.
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