Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has praised Bradford’s brilliant manufacturing sector – and said its future is key to the Northern Powerhouse, as Bradford Manufacturing Week got underway today.
Judith this morning (October 8) attended the launch event in Shipley at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering (pictured left: Judith with Mick Tetley, from the company), where she heard about plans to deliver 1,000 work experience days and increase the take up of apprenticeships.
On Friday, Judith visited Nufarm, a crop protection chemicals company based in Wyke.
Judith said: “It is absolutely fantastic be involved with Bradford Manufacturing Week and I am thrilled to be supporting it. My constituency – and Bradford as a whole – is a full of brilliant manufacturing businesses, and I visit them regularly and see the great work they are doing.
“This week is our chance to show this kind of work off to the widest possible audience.
“We as a city have the youngest population in the country and businesses that export all over the world. I want more of our young people to be considering a career in manufacturing.
“My visits to places like Nufarm only confirm my view that Bradford is a leader in this sector. Bradford has the potential to be a major engine of the Northern Powerhouse and to lead the way in rebalancing our economy. Combining the skills of our young people and our manufacturing might is vital for Bradford’s future.”
Bradford Manufacturing Week, which runs until Friday (October 12), aims to highlight the strength of Bradford’s manufacturing sector, to attract young people into the industry and encourage inward investment into the area.