David Hewitt, Operations Director for Group
Lotus, has joined a select list of captains of
industry to promote manufacturing in the United
The Make It In Great Britain campaign calls upon
individuals, businesses and media to get behind
British manufacturing and challenge the
misconception that “Britain doesn’t build
anything anymore” – an outdated view that
restricts investment, finance and recruitment to
one of the country’s most vital sectors.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said, “The outdated
perception of the manufacturing industry does
not match the reality of today. Make it in Great
Britain is all about encouraging support for the
sector, dispelling myths and encouraging greater
interest in industry by young people and
David Hewitt has a wealth of experience and
knowledge of the modern manufacturing
environment, making him best placed to spread
the good news we have to tell. That is why I
want industry champions like David to generate
excitement and interest amongst our young people
and future workforce”.
David Hewitt joins 29 other experienced
executives, from some of Britain’s most
successful and reputable companies, in promoting
the government-backed campaign. Group Lotus is
one of just five automotive enterprises
represented, the others being the Williams F1
Team, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Nissan.
Group Lotus is at the forefront of Britain’s
high-tech and automotive engineering industries.
Since the first Lotus car was built in 1948, the
Lotus brand has been synonymous with innovation,
style, and success on and off the race track.
With five exciting new models in the pipeline
and £509 million pounds planned investment at
its factory in Hethel, Norfolk, over the next
five years, Lotus is a proud British company
with a strong future.
“Britain is a nation of innovators,” explains
David Hewitt. “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,”
Hewitt continues. “I want to show that British
manufacturing can be an exciting, challenging
and rewarding place to be.”