This is the first time the MCI has been invited to attend this event, organised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This inclusion signals that lobbying to government about the importance of the British motorcycle industry is paying off, evidenced recently by the decision to include Triumph as part of a UK trade delegation to India.
Craig Carey-Clinch and Phil Neal will represent the MCI in joining over 200 manufacturing business leaders and Ministers to discuss the latest progress on the government’s Industrial Strategy and in doing so will reinforce the message that the motorcycle industry deserves recognition for its contribution to the UK economy. This is estimated at around £7.2 billion pounds a year.
The industry directly employs 65,500 people in more than 6350 businesses.
The MCI is currently working on a project representing the interests of British based manufacturers working for the motorcycle industry, having identified 120 companies currently making whole motorcycles or parts in the UK. More information about the MCI’s manufacturing and business police can be found here.
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The MCI has been invited to take part in the third annual Manufacturing Summit, which brings government and industry leaders together to debate the future of manufacturing in the UK.