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Manufacturing in Britain

Julian Smith MP Visit to British Hardwoods

Right to left - Tony Fillingham, Julian Smith, Mark Rushworth, Andrew Haldenby and colleague

Last year Business Secretary MP, Vince Cable, launched the 'Made by Britain' campaign in attempt to place manufacturing at the forefront of the public's minds during the Olympic Games in 2012. There will be 30 industry experts chosen to help spearhead the campaign that will culminate in an exhibition of the best of British manufacturing during London 2012.

British Hardwoods were delighted to be nominated to represent manufacturing within the Skipton and Ripon constituency. Since being chosen, we were recently visited by our local MP, Julian Smith and his colleagues from Reform, where we took them around our factory, demonstrating our manufacturing process and showcasing the end product. It was also a great opportunity to discuss the challenges local manufacturers faced and where and how our local MP could help such businesses.

Skipton and Ripon MP, Julian Smith's response to his visit at our factory:

"I was pleased to be able to showcase one of the excellent manufacturers based in my constituency to Andrew Haldenby, the Director of the national think tank Reform and I know he was impressed by what he saw."

"As a rural constituency, the economy of Skipton and Ripon faces different challenges than more urban areas and I wanted the opportunity to highlight those issues."

"We should be proud of the efforts taking place to help get our economy back on track and I will continue to do all I can to ensure Government action supports those entrepreneurs and business owners, such as Mark and Tony at British Hardwoods, who help create jobs and wealth for our communities."

The visit was successful and we're looking forward to doing further work to showcase the best of British manufacturing.

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