The EEF Photography Competition is proudly supported by these leading
Liberty House, which
marks its 25th anniversary this year,
is a fast-growing international metals and
industrial group, specialising in commodities, steel and
aluminium manufacture as well as the design and production of
engineering products and services. With a London HQ, strategic
hubs in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong and operations covering
more than 30 countries, its rapid development is based on a
transformational business model that ensures both economic
resilience and environmental sustainability.
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. We are a specialised government department with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy. Our trade promotion campaign, GREAT, is the Government’s international marketing campaign and showcases the very best of what our whole nation has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with the UK.
The All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group is a cross-party coalition of Parliamentarians and manufacturing industry organisations that works to develop new industrial policy ideas, critique existing government decision-making around manufacturing, communicate within Parliament the importance of a well-balanced productive economy, and help the manufacturing community better engage with the policy process.
With renewed political focus on the need to rebalance our economy and begin the 'march of the makers' the APMG is proud of the role it plays in ensuring policies and programmes to support the manufacturing sector achieve consensus from all parties, and across industry.
The APMG holds regular events and seminars in Parliament and across the UK, publishes newsletters summarising manufacturing policy stories, industry news, and other political developments, and produces short briefing papers to present different perspectives on particular policy issues. Common subjects of discussion include skills, access to finance, procurement of innovation, supporting export, energy policy – to name but a few.
The group also conducts longer term research into more complex or emerging industrial policy topics, through Cross-Party Inquiries.
SayOne Media Ltd was founded in 2007 and is the publisher of The Manufacturer and Lean Management Journal magazines. It also runs several event brands including ERP Connect, LMJ Connect, the Lean Management Annual Conference and the flagship Manufacturer of the Year Awards and The Manufacturer’s Directors Conference. It has offices in Norwich, Manchester and London.
The Manufacturer is one of the leading trade publications for the manufacturing industry in the UK and Ireland. Founded in 1998, the monthly title is organised by headline subjects relevant to all manufacturers; People & Skills, Lean, Energy, Finance, IT, Leadership and more. The title has a BPA-audited circulation of 10,000.
The Times is the oldest national daily newspaper in the UK, founded in 1785. It was one of the first newspapers in the world to launch a subscription website in 2010 and now has some 413,600 members and growing. In 2015, The Times was named Newspaper of the Year for the second time in three years at the British Press Awards and scooped seven other major awards including best supplement for the Saturday magazine, best news journalist, political writer, feature writer and cartoonist of the year.