Cube Precision invited to Parliament
This month, Cube Precision Engineering attended The Black Country Day exhibition at Parliament and spoke about the strength of a proud region among key policy makers.
The Business - which is passionate about UK manufacturing - attended the event which took place on 14th July. The exhibition was visited by over 200 people including a number of government ministers and 40 MPs.
Organised by The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), who joined forces with Ian Austin MP for Dudley North, the exhibition hosted a showcase of goods manufactured in the Black Country to MPs and was designed as a celebration leading to Black Country day.
The exhibition aimed to show Government Ministers, Members of Parliament, their colleagues and others who work in Parliament and Whitehall the fantastic work going on in the region.
Neil Clifton, Managing Director of Cube Precision Engineering, said: “As a Black Country based business, the chance to showcase our capability at Westminster allows us connect directly with those people making the policies which affect our strategic business decisions.
“As recipients of Regional Growth Fund money, we have been able to demonstrate to MP’s that government support directly leads to employment of new staff. This make us competitive, not just in the UK but throughout the world too, it is imperative that we take every opportunity to demonstrate the skills within the Black Country.”
“The strength of proud manufacturing heritage in The Black Country is something that we built our business around. We are keen to develop our supply chains around the area and are pleased to say that in the last four years over 70% of purchases are from suppliers within a 40 miles radius of our Cakemore Rd site. It is the experienced and diverse supply chain that has enabled us to grow our businesses”
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) aims to create the conditions for enterprises to flourish resulting in greater economic prosperity across the Black Country area. With 442,000 people working in the Black Country and home to the highest proportion of high and low tech manufacturing jobs in the country, the special exhibition showcased 20 Black Country based companies delivering goods and services.
Neil Clifton said “We are extremely honoured to have been invited and given the opportunity to talk to some key figures about the strength of a proud region”.
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