Making the most of Lancashire Manufacturing Week

This month sees the second annual Lancashire Manufacturing Week, a week of events focused on helping the county’s manufacturing and engineering businesses to develop and grow.


It comes at a relatively positive time for the industry generally with recent figures showing activity at an eight-month high at the beginning of April and GDP expected to grow strongly over the next 12-months.


Focusing on business improvement

The brighter outlook is also evidenced on a local level by the latest Lancashire Quarterly Economic Survey, which shows that recruitment intentions in the regional manufacturing sector remain strong.


While the dangers of election uncertainty and fears over a possible Greek exit from the Euro remain, it would appear that the manufacturing sector is in rude health.


In the spirit of making hay while the sun shines, Lancashire Manufacturing Week offers an opportunity for manufacturers to focus on business improvement.


The events we have organised, in collaboration with HSBC and other regional and national partners, will encourage manufacturers to concentrate on strategy and innovation as a path to growth.



It will also be an opportunity for manufacturing businesses to gain inspiration from their peers, understand how they can become a more attractive employer, and find out more about the wealth of funded business support available in the region.


Personally, I’m excited to be involved once again in these events as we look to establish Lancashire Manufacturing Week as a permanent fixture of the county’s businesses and economic calendar.


Here’s full details of our Lancashire Manufacturing Week events and how to book your place. We look forward to welcoming you.


Ginni Cooper is a director and head of the manufacturing and engineering team at Moore and Smalley