Get behind UK industry, gas professional urges


The seemingly declining manufacturing industry in the UK presents a great opportunity for the gases business and it should be the industry’s aim to inspire a revival through added value and value creation.

That was the view of BOC Managing Director Mike Huggon, boldly expressed yesterday at the BCGA (British Compressed Gases Association) 2012 Conference.

During a day full of pertinent, passionate presentations, Huggon gave arguably the most impassioned keynote speech of the day as he took to the stage and challenged many of the commonly found notions in the UK today.

Among them, Huggon questioned acceptance that manufacturing is a dying sector in the UK and also argued the case that clean, green initiatives in the energy sector are in fact an area of potential growth for the gases industry.

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