Burnley to take centre stage at international manufacturing festival

Burnley will be exhibiting at this year’s International Festival of Business, which will be held across several venues in and around Liverpool during June and July.

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In Burnley’s year as Most Enterprising Place in the UK, Burnley Bondholders are taking Burnley to the International Festival of Business to showcase Burnley’s reputation as a centre for advanced manufacturing excellence. It will be hosting events, exhibitions, attending conferences and fulfilling guest speaker slots across the festival programme.

The aim is to build new business relationships and create opportunities for trade and investment in Burnley, with visitors from across the globe and across all sectors.

Representatives and manufacturing experts from leading Burnley businesses have been invited to speak at the IFB by the organisers and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

Advanced manufacturing ambassadors from global success stories based in Burnley including Safran Aircelle, AMS Neve and Futaba-Tenneco will share with delegates from across the world Burnley’s manufacturing success story and our private sector growth success.

Burnley companies will take centre stage at the BIS Manufacturing Summit on the 19th June at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton and the ‘Manufacturing Matters NW’ event which takes place on the 25th June at the Salford City Stadium.

Bondholders will be showcasing Burnley’s transformation which recently led the Business Secretary Vince Cable to say: “If every other part of Britain was like Burnley we wouldn’t be talking about a recession,” and the Business & Energy Minister, Michael Fallon to say: “Burnley is leading the way on the economy.”

Chair of the Burnley Bondholder Focus Group, and MD of world renowned and Oscar winning AMS Neve, designers and manufacturers of audio products to the film and music industry, Mark Crabtree, said: “Burnley can compete on a level playing field with anywhere else in the world and get their quickly from Manchester Airport. “I’ve run my successful global business for 33 years in Burnley with a highly skilled workforce and I’m looking forward to taking our message to this international business stage. Our manufacturing reputation is second to none and we have some of the largest sites in Pennine Lancashire for new build to attract new business and a pro-active business support environment.”