Please see below a note from Rob Johnston of The Cumbria of Commerce. The idea is to encourage all of us to use social media like crazy to make some noise about iconic British products that we love and feel proud of. Read his request below and please share.
British manufacturing is at the heart of the UK economy, helping to create jobs and growth. And here in Cumbria it's one of our particular strengths with many fantastic manufacturers of all sizes throughout the county.
Ahead of the BIS Manufacturing Summit on 19th June - part of the International Festival of Business 2014 - BIS is keen to celebrate the best of manufacturing so is asking for help to tell the world about why Britain is great at making things.
This seems like a fabulous opportunity for us all to have a real push about the tremendous manufacturers we have around the county. So let's all make a big effort to highlight our manufacturers and their products.
To join in, tweet or blog about the iconic British products and goods that you love, using the hashtag #BuildingBritain. You might also want to follow @bisnorthwest, @bisgovuk, @number10gov and @DPMoffice.
So I'd encourage you please to take pictures of manufacturers and their products, with a "We are #BuildingBritain" sign and tweet it from your company or personal account. The best pictures will be added to the wearebuildingbritaintumblr (wearebuildingbritain.tumblr.com).
You can also highlight the support that is available to manufacturing companies via the Manufacturing Advisory Service (www.mymas.org) and UK Trade and Investment (www.ukti.gov.uk). And don't forget the Growth Hub www.cumbriagrowthhub.co.uk!
BIS will be running the campaign from Monday 16 June until Friday 20 June but feel free to join in the conversation online at any time - they will be continuing to showcase the best of British manufacturing long after the Summit ends.
Please help share this campaign by passing onto colleagues and contacts. And let's all get behind this to show just how great at manufacturing Cumbria is!
Rob Johnston MBE FCIM
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