Manufacturing stands as a cornerstone of the UK economy, driving major growth and innovation, and supporting 7.3 million jobs across the country.  

Accounting for around 50% of UK exports, and almost a quarter of the national GDP, manufacturing plays a pivotal role in shaping the UK’s future trajectory; fostering economic resilience and prosperity, and fuelling key research that leads to breakthroughs in technology and sustainability. 

To highlight the positive impact of the manufacturing industry and its crucial role in the UK, ITN Business will produce a news-style programme, ‘Manufacturing: Industry, Innovation and Impact’, to launch on National Manufacturing Day, 26th September 2024.  

The programme will look at the demand for UK manufactured goods and how technical advancements and digitalisation enables this. It will explore what the sector is doing to meet sustainability and net-zero targets, and the exciting array of careers and upskilling opportunities in manufacturing. 

We will also take a deep dive into how the industry is navigating global supply chain fragility and driving change through process, policies and people — while showcasing the organisations at the forefront of the manufacturing sector. 

Manufacturing: Industry, Innovation and Impact’ will be presented by news broadcaster and journalist, Nadira Tudor, in ITN’s London studio, and feature editorial contributions from senior opinion leaders from Made in Britain and The Manufacturing Technologies Association. ​ 

We will be sharing case studies filmed on location with a focus on new sustainable processes and the growing role of innovative tech such as AI, Big Data, Robotics and Additive Manufacturing, which is encouraging growth through investment, research and development.​ 

The programme will be hosted on a bespoke page on the ITN Business hub as well as being supported by an extensive paid and organic digital campaign across social media platforms. 

There are commercial opportunities for leading organisations to be featured in the programme and spearhead their own news item. If your organisation wants to share what you stand for and be part of this important conversation, please contact ITN Business’ Programming Directors James Salver and Michael Holt.