In the last week we held two virtual events that covered topics on manufacturing and regional investment. We were joined by a number of high profile speakers including Henri Murrison, director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and Katherine Bennett CBE, chief executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
Rebalancing the UK: Regional Investment Post-COVID
On Monday 21 June, the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) hosted a virtual event between parliamentarians, industry representatives and academics entitled ‘Rebalancing the UK: Regional Investment Post-COVID.’ The discussion was chaired by Jo Gideon MP, PPS to Kwasi Kwarteng as Secretary of State for BEIS. The meeting welcomed guest speakers Henri Murrison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Tom Joyner, Managing Director at CrossCountry and Dr Matt Beech, Reader in Politics, University of Hull. The discussion focused on levelling up skills, transport and investment across the UK.
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Tackling COVID: The UK Manufacturing Response
On Tuesday 22 June, the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) hosted a virtual event between parliamentarians and industry representatives entitled ‘Tackling COVID: The UK Manufacturing Response.’ The discussion was chaired by Mark Pawsey MP, Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and welcomed guest speakers Ruth Nic Aoidh, Executive Director of Purchasing, Commercial, Legal and Government Affairs, McLaren and Katherine Bennett CBE, Senior Vice-President, Airbus and CEO Designate, High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The discussion focused on the important role of manufacturing within the UK economy and how the sector has demonstrated its capabilities in response to the COVID-19 crisis.