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Amber Composites to Represent UK Manufacturing Excellence

  • Friday, 27th April 2012
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Amber Composites has been selected to take part in the Government’s ‘Make it in Great Britain’ exhibition at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

Amber says they will showcase their latest manufacturing products and processes, and educate visitors about the value of manufacturing to UK business. The exhibition is the culmination of the Make it in Great Britain campaign – an initiative launched last year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which aims to challenge outdated opinions and transform the image of modern manufacturing.

Jonathan McQueen, Amber Composites Managing Director commented “We are honoured to have been selected as one of the best British manufacturing companies. With all eyes on the UK this summer, it’s great to be part of a program that brings attention to the world-class manufacturing capabilities of the UK.”

According to Amber, the opportunity to showcase in the exhibition was open to manufacturing companies nationwide, with organisers keen to raise awareness about the dynamic, advanced and innovative industry that exists in the UK today.

Business Minister Mark Prisk said “Manufacturing accounts for 8 per cent of total UK employment and well over half of export goods, yet current perceptions of the industry are out of date and do not reflect that reality. We have selected a really exciting mix of exhibits, and I hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition and see all of the great examples of British design and manufacturing – it will be spectacular.”

Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum commented “We’re incredibly excited to be hosting the Make it in Great Britain exhibition this summer. The Science Museum and its world leading collections demonstrate some of the greatest engineering achievements of the last 200 years. We hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition, and see at first-hand how innovation in British manufacturing is still thriving today.”

The exhibition will be open from 24 July to 9 September, and is free to visit.

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