The Manufacturingtv debates

Manufacturing at the Crossroads is the first of a series of conversations that examine the challenges and opportunities facing UK Manufacturing. Each conversation consists of a documentary that is followed by a Town Hall Meeting on Zoom at which the issues raised will be debated by an invited panel and, most importantly, by manufacturers themselves.

The first Town Hall Meeting can be viewed above. It features Sir Vince Cable, Shadow Industry Minister Bill Esterson MP, the CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Katherine Bennett CBE, the President of Playdale Playgrounds Barry Leahey MBE, the Chief Technologist of Siemens Digital Industries Alan Norbury and many more 

The whole conversation – the documentary and the Town Hall Meeting – is very much an overview of manufacturing’s challenges, with particular focus on industrial strategy – or the lack of it.

Future conversations will be around Net Zero, Skills, Trade, Supply Chain and Innovation.

We are grateful to the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and to Sage for their generous support of this project.