EAMA works to raise the visibility, understanding and use of the UK supply chain. We believe that OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and government, need to be more aware of what is competitively available in the UK.
Individual member trade associations are an immensely valuable source of information for companies looking for suppliers in the sector they cover. This was demonstrated to government and companies especially at the start of the Ventilator Challenge, and in other healthcare-related urgent projects in spring 2020. EAMA’s members invite organisations looking for UK suppliers to get in touch.
EAMA supports Reshoring UK, an invaluable online resource that involves a large number of trade associations and their members: https://www.reshoring.uk/
We would recommend two succinct reports that explain the huge importance of UK manufacturing to the economy: ‘The True Impact of UK Manufacturing by Oxford Economics, commissioned by the Manufacturing Technologies Association, 2018; and The Black Box of Manufacturing, 2019, by the IfM at Cambridge for BEIS, which develops themes in the earlier report.
EAMA believes that UK Export Finance should be on the checklist of every engineering exporter. As a strategic partner of UKEF, we work to help to improve the services provided and to raise awareness among exporters.
UKEF’s first webinar was put on jointly with UKEF in 2019. It can still be viewed at https://bit.ly/2RiOuhP Password: NtmiMnm7
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