Making It

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GMB is proud of our manufacturing members, proud of our heritage and ambitious for the future of manufacturing in the UK.​ Some of the country’s best loved products are made by GMB members – but it’s fair to say that they don’t always get the recognition they deserve.​

Manufacturing needs to be at the heart of any industrial strategy if the Government is to build a strong and sustainable recovery. With real challenges on the horizon, we all need to stand up for manufacturing in the UK.​

We need to tackle the myth that Britain ‘doesn’t make things anymore.’ That’s why GMB has launched the We’re Making It campaign.

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The Making It Charter

We call on all governments of the UK to:

  • Invest in manufacturing - and create an environment that encourages manufacturing employers to invest
  • Buy for Britain – we need a procurement strategy that supports UK industries and supported employment
  • Negotiate trade deals that deliver for workers and industry, avoiding damaging tariffs on British goods
  • Build strong UK-based supply chains to support local communities
  • Support equality and inclusion by tackling barriers to work wherever they exist
  • Invest in skills, research and development, and the technologies of tomorrow
  • Pursue a balanced energy policy that provides sustainability and security for the UK and our nations industries

The facts




Added to the economy
every year


Higher average wages than
overall economy


Workers employed

1 in 10

Pounds in the British

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