Sunday, 30 August 2015

Products from Carlisle on show at industrial exhibition

An industrial exhibition aims to showcase Carlisle’s diverse and vibrant manufacturing sector.

Carlisle College is hosting the event on March 15 in conjunction with city MP John Stevenson. It will feature products made in Carlisle.

Mr Stevenson is keen to emphasise that, while manufacturing may have taken a battering across much of the UK, it is flourishing in his constituency.

The city’s manufacturing success stories include tyre-maker Pirelli, Clark Door, Chapman Bags, Crown Bevcan, Bendalls Engineering and, in the food sector, Cavaghan & Gray and McVitie’s.

The latter’s Carr’s Water Biscuits are exported all over the world.

The MP said: “I am very proud of Carlisle’s manufacturing base. We produce many items which can be found nationally and internationally.”

Mark Prisk MP, a housing minister who was until recently Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, has been invited to the exhibition to represent the Government.

Invitations are also going to school children, students, apprentices and business representatives.


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