Made in Britain, the trade association representing close to 2,000 SME manufacturing businesses across the UK, has appointed Henry Beaver of Shrewsbury-based Beaver Bridges Ltd as a Non-Executive Director to its board, as it marks 10 years of growth.
Made in Britain members enjoy licensed use of the Made in Britain registered collective Mark, which shows clients, consumers and shippers that they can trust that a product is of truly British provenance and that it has been made to the highest manufacturing standards.
Additionally, members receive support across exports, sales, marketing and PR via information services and events; feature in a searchable Product Directory used by consumers and procurement professionals to source British-made goods; and have free access to the organisation’s Green Growth sustainability programme developed specifically for manufacturers.
Made in Britain Board Chairman Chris Harrop OBE said: “In the tenth year of the Made in Britain initiative, we are delighted to welcome to the board an outstanding individual, who represents the innovation, ambition and resilience of the UK manufacturing sector today. The last decade has seen the Made in Britain Mark become a well-known and well-loved symbol of high quality and British provenance, and our organisation is committed to becoming a yet more influential voice for manufacturers in the years ahead.”
Henry Beaver, Chief Executive Officer at Beaver Bridges, said: “British manufacturing is at the very heart of the UK economy and is fundamental to its long-term sustainable future – we simply cannot underestimate the importance of our sector and its value to UK plc. It is hugely important that British manufacturers, the vast majority of which are SMEs, have a strong voice. Made in Britain does this brilliantly – and I am delighted to be joining the board at this exciting time.”