North West manufacturing: Long-term strategy needed for investment

ON the one hand, the government is looking to the manufacturing sector to help lead Britain out of recession, with the much used phrase “export led recovery”, but on the other it has put no long-term support measures in place to help the sector address some very key issues, one of the most pressing being skills succession.

That was the view held by manufacturers around the table at TheBusinessDesk’s debate, hosted at DLA Piper’s offices in Manchester.

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