Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg officially opened the new offices of manufacturers’ organisation EEF, on the doorstep of the Advanced Manufacturing Park. The offices at Advantage House, on Poplar Way, Catcliffe, will be its new regional headquarters and “underlines its commitment to manufacturing in the region.”
Nick Clegg MP, said: “I’m delighted to open EEF’s new offices, right on the doorstep of our world class advanced manufacturing hub here in South Yorkshire.
“We are fast becoming the envy of the world when it comes to high value manufacturing.
“Extra support for local manufacturers has to be a good thing and can only enhance this reputation even further.
“British manufacturing is a great news story not just in South Yorkshire, but across the wider UK economy.
“There is a real sense of optimism emerging, albeit cautiously, about the future.”
The event was attended by members of EEF’s main and regional advisory boards, local manufacturing and engineering companies and the Master Cutler, David Grey.
Terry Scuoler, EEF chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to be boosting our support to manufacturing in this region.
“Sheffield and the Yorkshire and Humber region have a rich history and reputation for producing goods that are recognised and valued around the world.
“Our new offices provide a physical link between that strong legacy and the dynamism and creativity of modern manufacturing.
“More importantly, however, this move signifies our belief in the important contribution manufacturing still has to make in the region and our determination to ensure that it continues to grasp opportunities.”