In 2023, the MAN Group launched its MANifesto in response to the lack of a coherent industrial strategy for the UK, as we aim to restore its position as a manufacturing powerhouse in the 21st century.
Each of our member companies believe the four pillars of Investment, People, International Trade and Sustainability & Net Zero should form the overarching approach, and will form the guiding principles for the individual businesses inside the collective.
The MANifesto also calls on more tailored manufacturing support, and we call on the powers in Whitehall to do their bit to facilitate growth by providing such support and in removing some of the bureaucratic barriers currently in place.
Between its members, the group covers more than 15 sectors and have a real appreciation for the challenges facing industry, but equally importantly the massive opportunities that exist with the right backing.
The MANifesto launched with airtime on BBC Radio 5’s Wake Up to Money programme, where MAN Group Co-Chair Peter Davies, articulated why the lack of industrial strategy needs to be challenged. The interview begins at 46:20 here.