London – Mike Houghton, managing director, process industries & drives, Siemens UK, has been appointed to chair a process industries and engineering advisory group to advise the all-party parliamentary group for international trade and investment.
The advisory group, which includes senior executives from BASF, the Chemical Industries Association, Fine Industries, JJ Churchill and Encirc, will focus on issues relating to manufacturing, engineering and new industrial technologies for the process sector, Siemens announced 16 April.
As part of the group’s remit, the group will advise on current trade barriers facing UK companies as well as looking at the UK brand abroad, inward investment opportunities, infrastructure and skills.
The objective, said Houghton, is to help politicians better understand the challenges and trading opportunities that exist for the UK’s process industry sectors.
According to Houghton, the advisory group will look at a wide range of issues including widespread adoption of industrial digital technologies, as well as upskilling UK workforces.