AROUND 1,000 representatives from Yorkshire’s manufacturing sector are expected to attend a trade show later this year which aims to boost the region’s supply chains.
The second Manufactured Yorkshire Trade Show - which has the theme Buy Local, Think Global - will take place on Tuesday June 9 and Wednesday June 10 at The John Smiths Stadium, in Huddersfield. The event, which has attracted support from major manufacturers, such as Cummins Turbo Technologies, will enable firms to forge closer ties. Organisers hope it will increase the number of companies that decide to bring their manufacturing operations back to the UK. It will also focus on the development of the circular economy, in which resources are re-used so they can last longer. This approach also protects the environment because it reduces waste. Chrissie Slater, the event director of MY15 said, “The circular economy, sometimes referred to as remanufacturing, is not a fad or a trend. It is growing fast and it’s here to stay. Once UK manufacturers crack the business model, this sector is worth £5.6bn and it is set to create 200,000 jobs. MY15 intends to cement Yorkshire’s position as a leading light, by working with key partners to explain what a manufacturer can do to prove they are part of the circular movement, making them a more attractive supplier. MY15 is all about continuing to strengthen supply chains in the sector, and maintaining Yorkshire’s position as an innovation leader.”
For more information visit www.manufacturedyorkshire.com.