Brewers, farmers and food manufacturers have until tomorrow (13 April) to enter the Make it in Great Britain Challenge.
The challenge is a search for the most innovative products, processes and concepts being used in the UK, from the food and drink industry and other manufacturing sectors. The winners get to showcase their creations at the Science Museum in London during the Olympic Games.
“We want to highlight this to show that manufacturing is a British success story and vital to our economic growth,” said Steve Eastham, vice president of operations, EMEA, at Tata Global Beverages.
“The food and drink industry generated £26.3bn of gross value added in 2010, represents 15% of total manufacturing output in the UK and employs up to 400,000 people. I’m looking forward to seeing what the food and drink industry has to offer.”
Business minister Mark Prisk added: “This campaign is all about transforming the image of modern UK manufacturing and raising awareness of its importance to our nation’s economy.
“It celebrates the most innovative and creative manufacturing minds out there today, while showcasing their skills to potential investors, employers and peers who could help kick-start their ideas into real commercial ventures.”