Last Modified: 25th July 2012
BPF’s Rotational Moulding Group member JSC Rotational Ltd met with local MP, Karen Lumley, Conservative Member for Redditch on Friday 20th June, as part of the BPF’s campaign to promote the strategic future of the UK plastics industry. Karen Lumley MP was joined on the day by Managing Directors Karen and Mark Drinkwater together with BPF Executive Jonathan Bloom.
During the meeting Karen Drinkwater, who is also the Rotational Moulding Group Chair, made it very clear that UK Government needs to do more to encourage school leavers into apprenticeship schemes. Karen stated ‘there needs to be a cultural change and a push from UK government to encourage people to work within the manufacturing industry. School league tables should promote alumni not only attending university but also joining good quality apprenticeship schemes’.
During the meeting Karen Lumley MP made it clear that she is a keen advocate for local business. She claimed that SMEs and local businesses were pivotal for regional and national economic growth. Karen Lumley MP in her role as Member of Parliament has set up a Local Business Council Group that meet once a month to update her on issues affecting local businesses, Karen Lumley MP has invited JSC Rotational Ltd to become members and attend the monthly meetings.
Jonathan Bloom commented ‘we are delighted that yet another BPF member has had the opportunity to met with its Local MP and promote the industry and rotational moulding. The BPF’s campaign is continuing to be a great success and I urge BPF members to continue liaising with their parliamentarians’.
For further information contact:
Philip Law, BPF Public & Industrial Affairs Director, on 0207 457 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photograph: Location JSC Rotational Ltd, Little Bouts Farm, Inkberrow, WR7 4HW. Left to right: Mark Drinkwater, Karen Lumley MP, Karen Drinkwater
Notes for editors:
British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the UK trade association for the plastics industry – representing the whole supply chain including polymer producers, distributors, additives suppliers, machinery manufacturers, processors and recyclers.