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UK manufacturers' body EEF rebrands itself as Make UK

25 February, 2019

After representing UK manufacturers for more than 120 years, the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) has relaunched itself under the new name, Make UK. It says that at a time when the country and the industrial sector face an “unparalleled” set of challenges and opportunities ­– including Brexit, digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence and the emergence of new markets – “it was time for us to adopt a modern name designed to reflect the world-class innovation undertaken by our member companies across the whole of the country.”

“We are immensely proud of the heritage that EEF has built up over the century plus,” says Make UK CEO, Stephen Phipson, “but with the massive inroads of modern technology currently being injected into our sector, we felt that our name should be clear and say what we do.

“To ensure our members’ voices are best heard, we have introduced an exciting new way to get to issues which matter to our companies through the creation of Make UK’s new National Membership Board which will inform our future direction by considering the organisation’s policy priorities, member services and, of course, specialist support around key national problems, such as skills and Brexit.”

Make UK represents more than 5,000 businesses directly as members. The UK manufacturing sector includes around 20,000 companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals.

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