Delcam will host a visit by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee of the UK Government to its Birmingham headquarters on 1st December. The visit is part of the Committee’s inquiry into Government Assistance to Industry. Following the visit to Delcam, the Members will meet with Birmingham business leaders to discuss the issues they are facing in the current economic climate.
Committee Chairman Adrian Bailey said: "The Committee is keen to get out of Westminster for this important inquiry, to meet business leaders who have real experience of the difficulties businesses are facing in the current economic climate. We very much hope this visit will help inform our views as to how the Government can better assist businesses. If we are counting on British industry to help rebalance the economy, getting out there to find out what more can be done is vital.”
Delcam Marketing Manager, Peter Dickin commented, "Our company had its origins in research at Cambridge University during the 1960s that was sponsored by a Science Research Council grant of £65,000 so it could be argued that Delcam’s very existence was the result of UK Government support. More recently, we have received help from UKTI in growing our exports so that more than 85% of our revenue now comes from international business. The highlight was being invited to participate in the Prime Minister’s recent visit to China. We are honoured to have been chosen to host this visit and are very keen to support the work of the Committee, not only for ourselves but also on behalf of our many customers in the UK’s manufacturing industry.”
For further information about the Committee and its inquiry, please visit www.parliament.uk/bis