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“Industrial Evolution” at Holyrood - 17 March | 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Jayne Baxter MSP and the Manufacturing Commission are delighted to invite you to an event to promote the Manufacturing Commission’s report: “Industrial Evolution – Making British Manufacturing Sustainable”.


Please feel free to also forward this invitation on to organisations or people who might find this event of interest.

The report was published at the end of October 2015 and focuses on the manufacturing sector and the various obstacles it needs to overcome in the near future to ensure long-term sustainability socially, economically and ecologically. It focuses on sustainability – from dwindling natural resources to our innovation deficit and the long-term skills base that will help British manufacturing to flourish.

Manufacturing in the UK faces significant challenges, as the recent difficulties in the steel industry have made evident. Manufacturing is a crucial sector of the economy, and maintains an important historical and cultural significance for British society. Manufacturing is undeniably a part of our heritage. We began the industrial revolution. Now is the time for us to lead the Industrial Evolution.

Speakers include:

Jayne Baxter MSP (Chair) – Member of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Michael Folkerson – Manager of the Manufacturing Commission

Additional speakers tbc

The event is part of the on-going follow-up work on the “Industrial Evolution” report and the objective of promoting its recommendations as widely as possible.

If you would like to attend this event on the Industrial Evolution report, please respond to / 0207 202 8582.

Download the report here, and following #MfgInquiry

Find out more about the Manufacturing Commission here,

and by following @TheAPMG