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At a recent event, representatives from Britain’s leading manufacturers were joined by expert speakers to discuss the needs of businesses in the sector, as well as the blueprint for an ecosystem of support that could help accelerate growth in domestic and international markets.

Common perceptions of UK manufacturing are outdated. The idea that Britain’s manufacturers are dirty, old-fashioned businesses with a dwindling share of the global marketplace could not be more wrong: the UK manufacturing industry is the world’s ninth largest, it employs more than 2.7 million people across the country, and accounts for 69% of research and development spending in the UK.

More than 60 delegates attended Santander Corporate & Commercial’s inaugural Manufacturing Industry Day in Staffordshire. Representatives from Britain’s leading manufacturers, small and large were joined by expert speakers where they shared their insights on how to deal with the challenges of Brexit.

Our new report on the UK’s automotive sector finds that UK exports to Asia increased 21% year-on-year in 2017 - the highest growth of any region.

The latest edition of the Santander Trade Barometer finds confidence falling among businesses in Britain’s manufacturing sector. But expansion into global markets offers a possible route to growth.

Derry-based Global Equipment Spares Ltd (GES) is targeting increased export-led growth following new funding of £800,000 from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

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