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NOF partners with Make UK to ‘amplify’ member support

An energy sector business development organisation is partnering with a national manufacturing body in a move it says will bolster operators’ growth.

Durham-based NOF is working with Make UK.

Bosses say the tie-up will “amplify” their voices and pool expertise and experience to “support the strategic aims of both organisations and provide added value to members”.

Caroline Lofthouse, NOF head of commercial and partnerships, said: “Manufacturing continues to be one of the UK’s key industries, generating more than £300 billion in product sales annually, and we have a strong cluster within our membership that make a positive contribution.

“NOF will work closely with Make UK’s policy and lobbying teams, helping them understand our sector and the challenges and opportunities that our members face as they strive to innovate and contribute to the energy transition.”

Dawn Huntrod, Make UK’s region director – North, said: “We both share a desire to support the manufacturing sector and promote its contribution to growth and employing highly-skilled people across the country.

“We look forward to offering NOF access to a wide range of intelligence and events, which will help their members grow.”

Matt Camp, managing director at Darlington-based fire and blast wall maker MTE – which is a long-standing NOF member – also welcomed the move.

He added: “This alliance promises to further strengthen the UK’s manufacturing sector.

“We look forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”