About this report
About the RSA
The RSA (Royal Society or the encouragement o Arts, Manuacturesand Commerce) is an enlightenment organisation committed to fndinginnovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas,research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhancehuman capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality andpeople’s hopes or a better world.The RSA has encouraged and championed ingenious thinking and inventionin manuacturing since its oundation in the 18th Century. This has beenaccomplished through lectures, publications, practical demonstrationsand innovation challenge prizes, called “Premiums”.
About Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Banking Group is dedicated to helping Britain prosper. To do this,it aims to be the best bank or customers – and is re-shaping its businessso that, by working together, the Group can ocus all its uture decisionsaround its customers. This includes ocusing largely in the UK and onthose customers and clients who have a strong link with the UK.The Group is making considerable investment into expanding productsand capabilities or our customers – including support or mid-sizedbusinesses. As a result, Lloyds are very pleased to be supporting researchin this area.The Group has made a specifc one-year commitment to the UKmanuacturing sector. Launched in September 2012, Lloyds pledged anadditional £1bn o lending to the sector. In addition, in conjunction withthe University o Warwick Manuacturing Group, Lloyds has trained 100Relationship Managers – and is in the process o training more – so theyhave an even better understanding o the manuacturing sector.