We are looking forward to the much anticipated annual North Devon Manufacturers Awards taking place in Barnstaple this evening.
Hosted by the North Devon Manufacturers Association (NDMA), 157 guests will be representing manufacturing companies from across North Devon; a rich and vibrant celebration of the buoyant manufacturing sector in the region.
Our sector sadly lacks recognition from central government which prefers to focus on tourism and agriculture. So it’s with great pleasure that we welcome a representative from the South West LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) to join us and hopefully feed back to government the importance of manufacturing to the economy here.
Our very special guest speaker is Stephen Roberts from North Devon Hospice, the beneficiary of the evenings fund raising.