February 28, 2024

MASTER CUTLER, SENIOR WARDEN & JUNIOR WARDEN ATTEND THE MAKE UK NATIONAL MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE – 27.02.24

(Picture L-R): Senior Warden, Philip Rodrigo, CEO of CBE+, Vice Chair of MakeUK North Region & Member of the Company of Cutlers, Marie Cooper, Master Cutler, Charles Turner DL, Junior Warden, Prof. Keith Jackson.

 

On Tuesday 27th February, the Master Cutler, Senior Warden and Junior Warden attended the MakeUK National Manufacturing Conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. The conference was well attended and had a strong message on the need for an Industrial Strategy to provide the stability needed for investment and growth. Members and Freemen of the Company attended in their own capacities making a strong South Yorkshire presence from across steel, defence, advanced manufacturing and technology businesses. These companies included MagTec, Accu, AML, CBE+, PES, Durham-Duplex & Liberty Steel.

The Master represented the Company’s Freemen and had the opportunity to ask questions of Nusrat Ghani, the Minister of State for Industry & Economic Security, that are relevant to our Region around the timing of SMR. The conference provided a platform for in-depth discussions and networking opportunities within the manufacturing industry, attendees had the opportunity to gain insights from various speakers.

In the evening the Master also had time with the Chancellor of the Exchequer around the potential benefits of the Innovation, especially as it is home to two Catapult centres and several research and innovation organisations.  He highlighted the quality of existing companies in the region, their importance to the global supply chain and work around the skills agenda in the Region.