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Manufacturing Counts

It creates jobs and wealth, producing the goods that we all need, from bread to health scanners to wind turbines. It is the bedrock of the Northern Ireland economy, dependent not on the whims of public expenditure but the industry of its people.

Northern Ireland has a place on the global stage: its manufacturing heritage is present in the story of the modern world, from building the then largest object ever to move (Titanic) to revolutionising the world of farming (Massey Ferguson) to creating the tyres (Dunlop) that gave people mobility. And that contribution continues today and will in the future, including technologies that today are science but tomorrow will be taken for granted by customers all over the world.

Manufacturing flourishes when it is valued and supported. Ensuring it is sets a challenge, part of which is down to Manufacturing Northern Ireland. We need to speak up more about our successes, make sure our contribution is recognised and enthuse the next generation to engage in manufacturing, to see the value in making things.

We see that bright future and have identified actions to make it happen

MNI is a campaigning organisation which works with members, workforce representatives, policymakers and regulators to challenge areas which impact on the cost of doing business, specifically rates, energy, labour and increasingly, Brexit.

We have been protecting the £58m per year Rates benefit, we have taken tens of millions of pounds off energy bills, secured finances for skills investment and much more.