Commenting on Rishi Sunak’s appointment as leader of the Conservative Party, Stephen Phipson CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation said:
“We look forward to welcoming the new leader of the Conservative party to Downing Street. We have had a longstanding constructive relationship with Rishi Sunak during his time as Chancellor where we worked together on support for manufacturers during the pandemic and the important investment initiatives such as Super Deduction.
We will now have a Prime Minister who understands the critical importance of manufacturing, a sector that delivers millions of highly skilled jobs. Britain’s manufacturers are an example of a growing success story, contributing billions of pounds to GDP every year playing a vital part in implementing the Government’s levelling up agenda, creating well-paid jobs where they are most needed around the whole of the country.
It is now vital that the new Prime Minister moves quickly through the gears to develop a plan that fires up the economy, provides stability and restores confidence. Manufacturing can and must be at the heart of this thinking.”