Sir Alan Sugar is the latest high profile figure to call for more to be done to support British manufacturing.
In his address to the House of Lords on the 8th December, Sir Alan Sugar, the business mogul best known as the tough-talking star on The Apprentice, called for the government to allocate some of its £125 million Advance Manufacturing Supply Chain Fund to finance incubator factories in empty industrial units so that start up businesses could manufacture their products in the UK.
He also said that the lack of patriotism from shoppers could be addressed by a nationally recognised Made in Britain logo which the government should ‘dip their hands in their pockets’ to fund.
Lord Sugar: ”I remember when Made in Britain was a very proud statement for manufacturers… and I do believe that we are still capable of producing quality products in this country.”
The video of the full speech can be seen above or on You Tube here.