Blackburn with Darwen has a proud history of manufacturing dating back centuries, being a prime mover in the industrial revolution and central to the development of the cotton industry. The sector today commands approximately 1 in 5 of all jobs and generates annual revenues of around half a billion pounds. As a significant contributor to the borough’s economy, manufacturing has a key part to play in creating a more prosperous Blackburn with Darwen.
The Hive Manufacturing Excellence Group brings together senior executives from key producers in the Blackburn with Darwen region to learn, share and promote best practice, and to develop the ‘Made in Blackburn with Darwen’ brand.
Current members of the group are Optima Control Solutions, Tensar International, Graham and Brown, Star Tissue, Crown Paints, The Cardboard Box Company, Precision Polymer Engineering, Heritage Envelopes and Herbert Parkinson.
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