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Media Enquiries

Welcome to the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) media centre. CEME can provide expert opinion on a range of issues connected to the manufacturing, engineering and technology (MET) sectors as well as give comment on vocational training and apprenticeships.

Our Spokespeople

Bill Williams CEO

Bill has been CEME’s Chief Executive since January 2007. He has a keen interest in all things engineering, manufacturing and technology and is passionate about vocational education and training.

Bill is available for comment on a number of issues including:

  • The Government’s Industrial Strategy
  • Industrial and economic issues in the manufacturing, engineering and technology (MET) sectors
  • Sector skills shortages
  • Business development, particularly in regard to incubating and growing early stage businesses
  • Educational policy in regard to vocational training and the apprenticeship system (including the new trailblazer apprenticeships)
  • The impact of Brexit on the industrial areas of East London and the Thames Gateway
  • Tacking issues of business regeneration to improve the life chances, finances and opportunities of those living in the local areas.

If you would like a comment, quote or an interview with Bill. Please contact:

Jackee Brown, EA to Chief Executive

Tel: 020 8596 5447

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From time to time CEME publishes press releases for use in both the trade and consumer media. If you would like to join our distribution list please email with the following information:

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“CEME is a great example of what this Government’s economic agenda wants to help grow – more British manufacturing and better hi-tech know how.”

Rt Hon Eric Pickles
MP, Parliament