Last week over 50 MSW businesses met in Craigavon to play their part in shaping the vision, direction, and ambition of the Region’s Growth Deal as part of the ongoing industry consultation and engagement.

Representing key industry sectors such as manufacturing, engineering, agri-food, life and health sciences as well as construction and tradeable services, the businesses shared invaluable feedback and insights into current and future local innovation and digital needs, helping to ensure that the proposed investment not only delivers for industry and businesses but also supercharges economic growth across the region for the benefit of all.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the workshop, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside our local industry partners to deliver on the Growth Deal – a once in a generation investment opportunity.

Special thanks to the Makers’ Alliance and Invest NI for facilitating the workshop and to guest speakers Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and CEO of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) and Judith Savage, Consulting Partner at Ernst and Young.