LEP urges manufacturers to support NHS

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership is calling on Lancashire's manufacturers to help battle against coronavirus by supporting the NHS.

Chair Steve Fogg hopes that red rose county firms can step in and help increase production volumes of ventilators, which are currently in high demand but short supplt.

He said: "Lancashire has a significant and world-class manufacturing base with the flexibility, skills and expertise, and is well placed to rise to the challenge during this time of national crisis. I would therefore urge all those companies with the supply chain and production capabilities to contact the government to register their interest."

"Lancashire manufacturers are renowned for their ability to adapt, innovate and respond. Not only will our companies be helping from a public health perspective, they will also be providing a degree of comfort to those employed in the sector during these highly unsettling times."

Manufacturers interested in helping out are urged to contact the BEIS Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565 or to visit https://ventilator.herokuapp.com where they will be asked to provide basic information on the capabilities and experience of their companies.

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