Sunseeker International to represent UK manufacturing excellence at Science Museum
Sunseeker International has been selected to take part in an exhibition demonstrating the very best of British manufacturing this summer.
Beating competition from hundreds of UK companies, Sunseeker based in Poole, Dorset will feature in the Government's Make it in Great Britain exhibition at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
There, Sunseeker will showcase their design and manufacturing techniques to help educate visitors about the value of manufacturing to UK business.
The exhibition is the culmination of the Make it in Great Britain campaign - an initiative launched last year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which aims to challenge outdated opinions and transform the image of modern manufacturing.
Designed and built on the South Coast in Poole, Dorset, Sunseeker prides itself on being quintessentially British in both design and manufacture, having recently celebrated its 51st birthday. From modest beginnings in a small shed, today Sunseeker has a work force of 2,300 fully trained staff, and eight modern, state of the art, shipyards including a world beating technology centre. A brand with enormous global strength, part of its success lies in the commitment to constantly set new standards. Creating a range of craft, from 40ft to 155ft across 22 different models, Sunseeker prides itself in the key areas of design, innovation and style.
Stewart McIntyre, Sunseeker Managing Director commented:
"We are delighted that we are going to be a part of the Make it in Great Britain exhibition, and are very proud to be representing the British manufacturing industry. This summer will be one of the most exciting that Britain has seen in a long time, and so to be involved in this exhibition when all eyes will be on the UK is a wonderful thing. We are looking forward to helping show the general public what the manufacturing industry is really all about."
The opportunity to showcase in the exhibition was open to manufacturing companies nationwide, with organisers keen to raise awareness about the dynamic, advanced and innovative industry that exists in the UK today.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said:
"Manufacturing accounts for 8 per cent of total UK employment and well over half of export goods, yet current perceptions of the industry are out of date and do not reflect that reality. We have selected a really exciting mix of exhibits, and I hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition and see all of the great examples of British design and manufacturing - it will be spectacular."
Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum commented:
"We're incredibly excited to be hosting the Make it in Great Britain exhibition this summer. The Science Museum and its world leading collections demonstrate some of the greatest engineering achievements of the last 200 years. We hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition, and see at first-hand how innovation in British manufacturing is still thriving today."
The exhibition will be open from 24 July to 9 September, and is free to visit. For more information please visit www.bis.gov.uk/makeitingreatbritain.