The CBI was delighted to host Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi MP and Barclays’ Head of Manufacturing, Lee Collinson on a webinar exploring how the manufacturing sector can build back better.
The event – held in partnership with Barclays – was attended by over 90 manufacturers from across the UK, and was chaired by Tom Crotty – Chair of the CBI’s Manufacturing Council and Group Director at Ineos.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the event:
- Manufacturing is critical to the UK’s resilience
The pandemic has served to highlight the world-leading capability of the UK’s manufacturing sector and demonstrate the importance of the sector to the UK’s resilience in times of crisis. The minister showed great appreciation for the way manufacturing firms stepped-up to the government’s drive to produce thousands of ventilators, PPE and other essential products and materials. This has shone a light on the world-leading expertise and capability of