This post was first made in Early May and appeared also on my personal account on LinkedIn. It was removed from there after a conflict with my then role with the European Office Furniture Federation. But, it is now back and still relevant for UK manufacturers and those in many other countries who want to take the same approach to support their economies.
In recent times there have been some very simple and powerful messages coined by the UK Government. The response to the coronavirus pandemic and supporting the NHS is a prime example. A three line whip as the parliamentarians would say.
When we move out of the present constraints on working, there will be real challenges to energise UK manufacturing and return to prosperity. Exports for UK production are vital as too international trade, but there is a huge opportunity to balance the UK economy if we consume more of our own production.
The medical tasks will continue for some time, and the economic tasks must follow too. Buying British will create jobs and will support the recovery as we seek out a new future.