Search

Group Lotus director named as industry champion by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg

09:41 24 February 2012

David Hewitt, operations director at Group Lotus who has been named as an industry champion for the government

David Hewitt, operations director at Group Lotus who has been named as an industry champion for the government's make it Britain campaign

Archant

Group Lotus director David Hewitt was yesterday named by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as an industry champion for the government’s Make it in Great Britain campaign to promote UK manufacturing.

Mr Hewitt has joined 29 other executives to promote the campaign. Group Lotus, which this week confirmed a slowdown in production at its Hethel production plant while it waits for the sale of parent company Proton to be completed, is one of five automotive companies to be represented. The move comes as the third bidding round of the government’s regional growth fund got under way following George Osborne’s announcement last year to increase the pot by £1bn to £2.4bn.

“Britain is a nation of innovators,” Mr Hewitt said. “Just look at all the brilliant products and inventions that have originated right here in the UK. Lotus is a great British company with a rightful place among the very best our country offers in both manufacturing and engineering.”

3 comments

  • Industry CHAMPION ????? not made a profit for 15years!!!

    Report this comment

    Alby

    Friday, February 24, 2012

  • I feel sorry for Lotus - is this the kiss of death to have Clegg support? Surely the company deserves better.

    Report this comment

    andy

    Friday, February 24, 2012

  • Congratulations to Mr Hewitt and Lotus!

    Report this comment

    Good Solid Business Ltd

    Monday, February 27, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Visitors enjoy a previous South Norfolk on Show.

Schools in the Diss, Harleston, Loddon and Wymondham areas are being encouraged to show off the musical talents of their pupils at one of south Norfolk’s major annual events.

Yesterday, 07:00
Stuart Sayer is complaining about the smell coming from an anaerobic digester near to his business in Attleborough.

An Attleborough firm has said the stench coming from a nearby anaerobic digester has become so unbearable that staff members have been forced to go home sick.

Yesterday, 07:00
Carvers lane, Attleborough

A district council has delayed the final verdict on a fiercely opposed Attleborough housing development application.

Wed, 11:04
Beckets chapel in Wymondham.

A human skull dating back at least 400 years has been found in Wymondham.

Most Read

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Polly Grieff and her husband Eric.  Their house Old Manor, in Saham Toney, will be on Restoration Home - one year on.  Picture: Ian Burt

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

Read more
Pupils at Caston Primary School and Thorp House Nursing Home teamed up to raise awareness of dementia, by attempting to make the longest daisy chain in the world. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of little white flowers were the link between two generations separated by a world war as they created a daisy chain together.

Read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Was Norfolk hit by an earth tremor last night?

Was there an earth tremor in Norfolk last night?

Read more
Mon, 06:30
Hannah Spearitt is in The Goob. Picture: Ian Burt

A film which showcases Norfolk’s big skies and wide open landscape is set to be released on the silver screen.

Read more
Norwich
The Iceni Centre closes. Picture: Matthew Usher.

An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today E-edition