THIS YEAR, a vital 12 months for Britain’s manufacturing and trading future, Made in Britain is offering its members the opportunity to shape and share in the success of the organisation – to help increase its impact for many years to come. It will do this through working groups, where members will come together to share knowledge.
More than just committees, Made in Britain working groups will be fully interactive and will be your platform to tell the organisation what you want it to achieve, to meet other members in a forum for discussion on topics common to manufacturers. Volunteering to join one of Made in Britain’s first-ever working group will increase the profile of your manufacturing business within the network.
In 2020, Made in Britain working group meetings will be chaired by its CEO John Pearce and Nicola Kemble, membership manager and operations director. Once established, meetings will be handed over to you, the members. Meetings will be four times a year and you don’t need to travel to make your voice heard. Made in Britain will set up a dial-in for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint.
Two working groups have been set-up; procurement and compliance and green sustainable marketing.
Green Sustainable Marketing
If you are making a product from upcycled materials or working in the sustainability field in any way, and want to join this exciting marketing team of members then please get in touch. This group will focus on how to make sure Made in Britain members are succeeding in the green marketing space, and that the voice of the organisation is at the front of everyone’s mind when they think about the most sustainable businesses in Britain.
The green sustainable marketing working group will meet on Friday 6 March in London. If you can’t travel to the meeting, but still want to take part, details of teleconferencing will be made available, with video streaming for those who are happy to appear on-screen. There will be space for up to eight members in the meeting room, and up to 30 more via teleconferencing. If you would like to join the virtual interaction aspect of the working group, email firstname.lastname@example.org for login details.
Procurement and compliance
Made in Britain’s primary goal in lobbying the government is to make sure that procurement of products made in Britain by its members is always heading higher on the agenda. In 2019 Made in Britain joined the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG), a cross-party policy group of MPs, specialists in manufacturing and trade bodies that believe there are many good reasons for everyone to buy British-made goods whether they’re in government, local authorities or just buying something in the local High Street. This procurement working group will be reporting back directly to the APMG, so join in and help make its voice louder at this crucial time of national transformation.
The first procurement and compliance working group will meet on Thursday 12 March in Birmingham. If you can’t travel to the meeting, but still want to take part, details of teleconferencing will be made available, with video streaming for those who are happy to appear on-screen. There will be space for up to eight members in the meeting room, and up to 30 more via teleconferencing. If you would like to join the virtual interaction aspect of the working group, email email@example.com for login details.