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Celebrating National Manufacturing Day with Make UK

by Nathan Swinson-Bullough

Picture of apprentice's visiting the Imageco HQ

In collaboration with Make UK, we partnered up with Greyhound Box to celebrate National Manufacturing Day! By hosting teenagers from two Leeds-based education centres, we aimed to inspire the next generation of manufacturers in their careers with an exciting day packed with activities.  Read on to find out what we got up to!

Who are Make UK?


Make UK is an institution that champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers, with the aim of building a platform for the evolution of the UK’s industry. As part of their commitment to the next generation of manufacturers, Make UK facilitated the National Manufacturing Day 2023, an annual opportunity for British manufacturers to showcase all the strengths of their sectors and careers to the young talent here in the UK.  

Our Collaborators- Greyhound Box


Greyhound Box are a team of innovators inspired by corrugated cases. With a diverse team of capable and friendly staff, Greyhound Box works closely with a range of national brands to create bespoke packaging solutions with a sustainable edge.  

The team have assisted multiple individuals throughout their careers, supporting many in their journey from entry-level apprenticeships to growing into senior positions.

With our industry playing such a crucial part in the economy, we understand the need to help nurture a sustainable and prosperous future for UK manufacturing. We at Greyhound Box want to do our part in encouraging the next generation, promoting the exciting, highly skilled and rewarding careers on offer in industries that will establish the UK internationally as leaders in manufacturing. It was great to see how interested and ambitious the students were and hopefully, they left Greyhound Box considering a bright future in manufacturing.”  – Matthew Kay, Assistant Commercial Manager at Greyhound Box

Our Involvement in the National Manufacturing Day


As part of their involvement in Make UK’s National Manufacturing Day, the Imageco and Greyhound Box teams provided an engaging factory tour alongside a line-up of expert speakers for their budding guests. The C-suite team members even got involved, with Imageco’s very own Nathan Swinson-Bullough, giving an inspiring talk on his own experience within the sector:  

“I told them my personal story from Council estate kid blasting round on a Striker to the face of a global award-winning graphics and manufacturing company… My advice to them is to work hard at what you do, and you never know where you might end up.”  

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