Emma Bofield, CEO of RS Components, UK and Ireland, said: “Our membership will allow us to contribute to [the Make UK] community, leveraging our unique position as a global provider of services and solutions, along with our extensive and diverse knowledge in the field. In the same way, being part of this community allows us to learn and continuously develop, while keeping our finger on the pulse for the good of both the industry and our customers. ” Make UK held its 2022 National Production Conference in London on 3 May. The topic of the conference was how companies can adapt to net zero goals. Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, spoke about the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in the current climate of pressure in the supply chain and uncertain energy prices.
“This conference provides an important platform for cooperation between industry and government – and this is what has helped ensure the future success of production over the last two years of crisis, to ensure that we protect 2.7 million jobs,” which our sector provides in the United Kingdom, ”said Make UK CEO Stephen Fipson. There was also a program of seminars throughout the day on how companies can benefit from the changing market, with discussions including “Net Zero and Manufacturing – What We Can Do to Achieve the Goal”, “Social Values in Defense: Green, Diverse and Local Future ”,“ Variability vs. Efficiency – Managing Global Supply Chains ”and“ Building a Sustainable Workforce and Running a Successful Business ”.
Former Foreign Secretary William, Baron Hague of Richmond, was the keynote speaker, and former Shadow Treasurer Ed Balls was a post-dinner speaker.
Emma Botfield, Managing Director of RS Components, UK and Ireland, explained: “In order for the UK to gain a competitive advantage by developing the right skills and adopting and using the right technology, there needs to be a collective effort and support platform that allows manufacturers to connect and share best practices. This is the mission of Make UK and it is one that we at RS sincerely support and why we decided to become a member.
Charlotte Horobin, Regional Director of Midlands and East of England at Make UK, said: “We are pleased that a global organization like RS is a member of Make UK. With their experience in stimulating innovation and addressing important issues such as investing in skills development, we are confident that they can add real value to our agenda – as well as use their membership to help stimulate innovation and knowledge in your business. ”