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Manufacturing innovators to share views with local MP's

posted 24 Mar 2010, 07:23 by RiDO Rotherham
Two South Yorkshire MPs will take part in a roundtable discussion with businesses based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) Technology Centre today (Friday 12 February).

Rotherham MP Denis MacShane and Rother Valley MP Kevin Barron will sit down with representatives from some of Yorkshire’s most innovative advanced manufacturing companies to find out how they think the Government can help them continue to grow and deliver jobs and prosperity for the region.

Creative Space Management (CSM), which manages the AMP Technology Centre for owners Yorkshire Forward, has organised the roundtable discussion and tour of the AMP.

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses to meet with their MPs to talk about the current challenges and opportunities they are facing and suggest ways in which the Government can help,” said CSM Director Paul Taylor.

Organisations meeting the MPs include: Fripp Design and Research, a product design, research and business consultancy which aims to more than double its workforce on the park in 2010; HBM UK, a global market leader in test and measurement, and weighing technologies; cleantech company ITI Energy; the UK branch of the Materialise Group, best known for its activities in the field of rapid industrial and medical prototyping; and Creative Sheffield, whose investment managers are instrumental in attracting investors to move to the AMP.

At the AMP, world-leading materials and structures R&D organisations are partnering industry innovators and international brands to create a centre of advanced manufacturing excellence with a global reputation. Based at the hub of the Park, the Technology Centre provides small and start-up high-tech companies with a support infrastructure designed to help them turn innovative ideas into commercial reality in an environment which accelerates growth.

Kevin Barron MP said: “The past and future investment on this site is leading the way in 21st century manufacturing technology, all those who are involved should be very proud.”