Manufacturing 5 - Advanced Manufacturing: Powering the UK Economy

14 November 2023

With a general election coming up, a coalition of the UK’s leading advanced manufacturing sectors, the Manufacturing Five (M5) – with a combined turnover of £309 billion, have come together to propose an essential new ‘manifesto for growth,’ which sets out the critical actions needed to drive the competitiveness and growth of innovative manufacturing.

The Manufacturing Five comprise of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), the ADS Group, the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).


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The five-point ‘manifesto for growth’ sets out the reforms necessary for the UK to close the gap with global competitors and unlock the potential for manufacturing to drive prosperity and pride across the UK. The report underscores the critical importance of advanced manufacturing in shaping the UK's future. It stresses the need for a coherent, long-term strategy to ensure their continued success.