EEF National Manufacturing Conference
Yesterday (20th February) Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter & FashionCapital, rubbed shoulders with the likes of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn alongside twenty + speakers at the EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2018 – ‘Global Britain: Change, Opportunity, Growth’. Invited as a panel speaker Jenny’s topic of discussion was on how to ‘Support and sustain a post-Brexit workforce.’ She touched on Britain being responsive to changing market conditions and the importance of having skilled employees and practices in place to ensure a speedy and competitive turnaround.
Commenting on the Conference she said: “Both Liam Fox, MP, and Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Opposition, highlighted the real strength of manufacturing in the UK today. (In 2017 the sector expanded by 2.7% and growth in Q4 was 1.3%, the best amongst all the sectors and is well above the average of the last 10 years.) I personally have no doubt of the absolute sincerity from both speakers but with all initiatives and policies it’s actually the implementation. We also need some quick wins!
“Once a year in America, since 2012, they hold a ‘Manufacturing Day’ where almost 3000 companies open their doors to schools and colleges. This is just what we need to raise the profile of manufacturers in the UK today. Perhaps a job to coordinate by the EEF and Top 100 Manufacturer!”
Read about the EEF Conference here.