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Ian Brinkley
Economic Advisor
Andrew Sissons
Researcher, Big Innovation Centre
T 020 7976 3609

More than making things: a new future for manufacturing in a service economy

Thursday, 17 March 2011
08:30 - 10:30
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, St James’ Park, London, SW1H 0AD


  • Ian Brinkley, Director of Socio-Economic programmes, The Work Foundation (Chair)
  • Professor Andy Neely, Deputy Director, Advanced Institute for Management (AIM) Research
  • Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF
  • Andrew Sissons, Researcher and author of the report, The Work Foundation


Our report, More than making things: a new future for manufacturing in a service economy, highlights the profound changes that have occurred within the manufacturing sector. In particular, the report looks at the growing importance of services within the manufacturing industry, and the potential these “manu-services” have to create jobs and allow the UK to compete on an international stage.

The event will focus on the importance of manufacturing to the economic recovery, and will highlight opportunities and challenges for businesses and policy makers in adapting to new manu-service business models.

Coming the week before the Budget, this event provides an ideal opportunity to highlight the action that government can take to support UK manufacturing, and manu-services in particular.

To reserve your place please RSVP to Charlotte Holloway and include your name, organisation, job title, email address and telephone number

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