‘Making It’ campaign launched to boost Liverpool industry

A new campaign has been launched with the aim of making Liverpool a major UK manufacturing hub.

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have launched the Making It campaign to support the city’s manufacturing output.

The project is in conjunction with the city’s six local authorities along with Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

As part of the initiative, the organisations will examine the best ways to boost the local manufacturing sector, which is worth some £2.7bn to the LCR economy.

Alan Welby, LEP executive director, key growth sectors, said: “Manufacturing makes a vital contribution to the LCR economy and this campaign will prioritise our most valuable manufacturing opportunities and ensure the future of a thriving local manufacturing economy.”

Mr Welby added the scheme, being overseen by a steering group to provide strategy guidance and advice, will provide support to ensure the local manufacturing sector is globally competitive.

The scheme, being overseen by a steering group to provide strategy guidance and advice, will be led by Nigel Weatherill, vice-chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

He said: “Liverpool has always been an innovative city and now is the time to work out how we can build on that innovation and establish ourselves as market leaders once more.

“We are working closely with the private sector to make sure that we develop the right plans for the future and offer the best support to grow our manufacturing industries.”