For the second consecutive year the month of May is going to celebrate the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland. The organisers want to show the wider community the great potential of manufacturing here, focusing on all the best it can offer, the innovation it is showing and the people who are involved in the sector.
A Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Dinner
Manufacturing NI are the main organisers of the month long celebration, which will include events, webinars and a leadership summit and inaugural Manufacturing Hall of Fame dinner in the Galgorm Resort.
Stephen Kelly, chief executive of Manufacturing NI, is quoted in a Newsletter article about Manufacturing Month, saying:
“The first ever Manufacturing Month was cut short due to the arrival of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, so this May is an opportunity to refocus and reset after a difficult couple of years. Manufacturing Month shines a light on the people and the great firms who make the sector what it is, the people who have led by example during the pandemic.
“Despite everything that has been thrown at the sector since 2020 – Covid, Brexit, war in Europe, supply chain stresses and huge cost rises – the sector is buoyant and optimistic and poised to create more wealth and work in every community across Northern Ireland.
“As our economy and our society emerges from the Covid pandemic, it’s vital that we do all that we can to support our manufacturers. Northern Ireland is an attractive place to do business because of the talent on offer, our unique dual market access, and the incredibly creative, resilient, and brave leaders at every level in our industry. We must cherish and celebrate what makes manufacturing in Northern Ireland so great, and initiatives like Manufacturing Month are great opportunities to do just that.”
Celebrating An Abundance Of Talent & Innovation
And in the same article Laura Gillespie, partner at professional services firm Pinsent Masons, said:
“Pinsent Masons are delighted to be supporting this year’s Manufacturing Month and we look forward to recognising the success and ingenuity of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector.
“With strong traditional links to the sector in Northern Ireland, Pinsent Masons looks forward to celebrating the abundance of talent and innovation, driving the post-Covid economic recovery, and helping attract inward investment from abroad. Manufacturing Month is a welcome occasion to shine a positive light on our great manufacturing companies, workers, and leaders. Pinsent Masons is proud to play a part in such an important initiative.”
Manufacturing is a very important cog in the Northern Ireland economy so we hope this months celebration of it will be a great success.