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Make UK calls for National Manufacturing Day participants

Manufacturers of all sizes are encouraged to open their doors on 28 September 2023 for National Manufacturing Day, as well as submit entries for Make UK’s 2023 Manufacturing Awards by 30 June.

National Manufacturing Day is a chance for UK manufacturers to open up to their local communities, schools and colleges to provide a behind-the-scenes look at what a career in manufacturing looks like.

Businesses can put on tours, demonstrations of what they do or offer opportunities for people to talk to members of staff. The first National Manufacturing Day, which took place on 7 July 2022, was hailed a ‘brilliant’ success, with several manufacturers across Greater Manchester taking part.

Manufacturers can get involved and start planning their open day event by submitting their information on the campaign website.

Verity Davidge, Director of Policy for manufacturers’ organisation Make UK, said:

“We’re delighted to be running National Manufacturing Day again in 2023. By throwing their doors open to young people and communities, manufacturers have the opportunity to showcase exactly what a career in manufacturing looks like.

“Modern manufacturing is a vibrant and exciting sector to work in, across a diverse range of sub sectors from food and drink to aerospace, defence, pharma and tech. Britain leads the way globally in terms of sustainable innovation as the world moves towards net zero, and the roles on offer are becoming increasingly tech based and ever changing. There is never a more exciting time to be entering into the industry and National Manufacturing Day is the perfect way to demonstrate it.”

In the meantime, manufacturers are also being encouraged to submit applications for Make UK’s 2023 Manufacturing Awards, which recognise regional high achievers across 7 different categories.

The Awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts and are an excellent PR opportunity for those looking to promote their achievements. Entries close on 30 June 2023. 

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