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Made Here Now partners with Pepperneck

Pepperneck, is delighted to announce that it has been appointed project director for leading manufacturing showcase Made Here Now.

The project is the brainchild of former manufacturing editor of the Financial Times, Peter Marsh, and aims to promote all that’s great about the UK’s manufacturing capabilities. Made Here Now has two main aims - to encourage more young people to consider a future in the industry and to help rebalance the national economy through the growth of manufacturing.

Supported by some of the UK’s leading industrial lights including Airbus, BAE Systems, JCB, Renishaw and Aston University to name but a few, Made Here Now will be building on its successful first phase by focusing on engaging with young people at grassroots level. 

The strategy for 2016 was presented to over 50 representatives of government, education, manufacturing and other groups, at the Building Centre in London earlier this year. 

Pepperneck has been contracted to develop the existing website to ensure it contains content that will inspire the next generation of UK manufacturers, and to promote the project to a diverse target audience including students, teachers and careers advisors, apprenticeship providers and the wider manufacturing community.

The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process during which Pepperneck demonstrated its experience and understanding of the manufacturing sector.

Pepperneck’s managing director Steve Adams, says, “Pepperneck specialises in helping manufacturers to market themselves and their products both in the UK and globally”. We know the sector, what works and how to get results for them. We speak the language of manufacturers and understand the unique challenges they face.  

“Made Here Now is a hugely exciting project for Pepperneck as it provides an opportunity for us to use this expertise to help increase the flow of talent into the manufacturing sector as thereby support its growth” he added.

Peter Marsh is keen to promote a more positive image of manufacturing and wants to inspire many more to think the same way.

Peter comments, “Manufacturing can be an inspiring environment to work in with a wide range of job opportunities available at all levels and disciplines. Made Here Now aims to ensure more people know about the opportunities and are attracted into the sector so manufacturing can continue to grow”.

“I am delighted that Pepperneck is working with us on this project. We needed a partner that really understands manufacturing in order to deliver an effective marketing programme.

Pepperneck’s background and enthusiasm for the Made Here Now project made it the ideal choice and I’m looking forward to the project developing and really inspiring the next generation of UK engineers and manufacturers.”

Find out more about the Made Here Now initiative by visiting www.madeherenow.com 

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