Tuesday 19th March 2013, Peter Marchbank, CEO of Third Dimension of Bristol, precision measuring specialists which has grown by 40% in the past year, said:

“The Government has a vision for manufacturing, but without action, this is just dreaming. This particularly applies to skills where we are battling to find the right mix, along with many other small engineering companies. That’s what I would like the Chancellor to focus on.”

 

Wednesday 20th March 2013, following the budget announcement, Peter comments:

“The Government has a vision for manufacturing, but without action from the Chancellor, this is just dreaming. And there was little action in the Budget. He focused on the right areas, but we’ve heard this before from Chancellors over the past decade. This particularly applies to skills where we are battling to secure the right skills sets. We need to get help to SMEs and we need more engineers – little about that today.”

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