Make it in Great Britain exhibition opens
Two MADE festival speakers were at the Science Museum last week to launch the Make it in Great Britain exhibition.
Business Secretary Vince Cable and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk opened the show, which is celebrating the best of British manufacturing. The exhibition will run through the Olympic and Paralympic games and features displays from world-famous British businesses including Rolls Royce, McLaren and Mars. Check out the BBC's preview video here.
The theme of the exhibition chimes with the Made in Britain day at this year’s MADE festival in September, where both Dr Cable and Mark Prisk will be keynote speakers.
“Generating £137bn each year and employing 2.5 million people, manufacturing is a vital part of the UK’s economy," says Dr Cable. "Perceptions of the industry are outdated and need to change if we are going to attract the talent needed to support manufacturing in the long term. Both government and industry have a role to play, which is why we launched the Make it in Great Britain campaign and are hosting this exhibition.”