Britain is one of the world's biggest manufacturing nations and a key part of the sector in Europe, especially with its highly integrated supply chains. Almost 3 million people work in the sector and deliver almost half of all UK exports. These companies drive over 60 percent of all UK research and development. As a result of that investment, UK manufacturing as we know it is changing, adapting, and transforming each and every day.
Seamus Nevin is a noted economic commentator and Chief Economist of MAKE UK – the manufacturers organisation. Seamus will draw on the organisation’s Q3 Quarterly Manufacturing Outlook, published in early September, giving the very latest and definitive insight into what’s really going on in UK manufacturing and what that means for the prospects of the UK –and her partners. Given existing concerns about a US-China trade war and potentially a forthcoming recession, will he change his view from June that a no-deal Brexit would be “economic lunacy”?
MAKE UK is one of the leading business organisations in the UK and part of the B5 group regularly consulted by government.
A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Seamus has extensive public policy experience. Prior to joining Make UK, Seamus was Head of Policy Research at the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Previously he worked in the policy unit of a party in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the public affairs division of a major UK third sector organisation, for a leading international think tank, and for an economic policy research institute operated jointly between the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Oxford.
Seamus is a regular commentator across UK radio, print, online and television media.