Hallam MD Rob Pickersgill has been invited to join the “Make UK” Regional Advisory Board for the Yorkshire and Humberside area. The Board holds regular meetings and takes part in online meetings with MPs as part of the lobbying process for support for UK manufacturing.  Rob commented “Make has excellent professional staff and produces really authoritative analyses of UK manufacturing activity and needs. It is also involved in high level lobbying at Westminster. I’m very happy to have been invited to become involved in supporting these activities”.

Make UK is currently highlighting issues around support for UK manufacturers during the Covid pandemic, the manufacturing skills shortage, funding for investment and the implications for international trade of Covid and the end of Brexit transition period, as well as green initiatives including decarbonization for manufacturing processes. Rob has already been involved with other leading South Yorkshire manufacturers in virtual meetings with MPs responsible for advising on Government policy in these areas.