INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – A Message from Adam Marshall of British Chambers of Commerce
The launch of the government’s industrial strategy green paper was an important win for Chamber business communities on three fronts.
- The development of a long-term approach to supporting industrial growth.
- Following intensive discussion with ministers and officials, a strong focus on place and a recognition that such strategies need to be sensitive to geography and the comparative advantages it conveys.
- Business Secretary Greg Clark’s important commitment to building the strategy deliberately and with business – rather than in a Whitehall bunker.
The Chamber Network now has an important opportunity to influence a ‘blueprint document’ that could direct business success for years to come. BCC will shortly be communicating with all accredited Chambers an approach that will allow us to develop a powerful and influential place-based submission to the consultation – reflecting the needs of business communities in every part of the UK. By aggregating the priorities of our places into a single document, and by getting ministers and senior officials out to see Chamber business communities over the coming months, we will ensure that real consideration is given to the success of business in every part of the UK.
The consultation runs to 17 April.