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Elfab Managing Director, Anika Ephraim, is the latest manufacturing leader to join the EEF Regional Advisory Board for the North East – helping businesses in the region to thrive, innovate and compete locally and on a global scale.

 Elfab is a North East manufacturer providing pressure relief solutions to global industries. EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has been supporting UK manufacturing and engineering for 120 years. The Regional Advisory Boards are critical to EEF with the members providing “real world” experiences from a diverse range of sectors to help develop EEF policy campaigns and member services.

Anika Ephraim commented: “As Managing Director of a manufacturing and engineering business which has been a member of EEF for many years and having seen the benefits that membership can bring to a business, I was delighted to be asked to join the Regional Advisory Board. I’m looking forward to working alongside the other Regional Advisory Board members and providing input to ensure the evolving needs of members are met.

“I am also an advocate for EEF’s aim to improve the image of manufacturing and at Elfab we are working hard to dispel the traditionally held views of manufacturing. One example of this is our diversity strategy which is driving innovation and competitiveness in our business. Sharing experiences and best practice across the membership body will serve to strengthen UK manufacturing to the benefit of us all.”

Ben Carpenter Merritt, Regional Affairs Manager at EEF, said of the new appointment, “As a membership organisation, we rely heavily on the direct input of our members to shape our policy positions and to ensure we represent their needs and concerns to government. Anika is a great advocate for EEF, the manufacturing sector and the region as a whole, therefore it was an easy decision to invite her to join the board. The depth of knowledge Anika brings from her experience within manufacturing and engineering are a fantastic addition, and we look forward to working closely with her in the future.”

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Press Enquiries:

Sally Cowling, Marketing Manager, Elfab Limited

Email: pr@elfab.com

Telephone: +44 (0)191 293 1234

www.elfab.com

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 About Elfab

Elfab manufactures pressure relief products which provide protection for people, plant, processes and the environment. The product portfolio includes rupture discs, explosion vents and detection systems for use in a wide range of applications and industries including chemical and pharmaceutical, oil and gas, as well as for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in industries such as aerospace, chemical processing, medical, cryogenics and automotive.

 Elfab was established in 1936 in the North East of England, where the headquarters remain today. With over 80 years’ experience in pressure management, Elfab exports over 70% of its business to more than 70 countries worldwide. Elfab is part of the Halma Group, a FTSE 100 company.

About EEF

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is the representative voice of UK manufacturing, with offices in London, Brussels, every English region and Wales. This year we celebrate 121 years of backing Britain’s makers. Collectively EEF represent 20,000 companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, across engineering, manufacturing, technology and the wider industrial sector. Everything EEF do – from providing essential business support and training to championing manufacturing industry in the UK and the EU – is designed to help British manufacturers compete, innovate and grow.

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