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Business sectors

  • Aerospace, marine and defence

    13 Sep 2012

    Working to promote the conditions for success of the UK aerospace, marine and defence industries.

  • Automotive industry

    13 Sep 2012

    The automotive unit uses its unique knowledge of the sector, materials, companies, technologies and the regulatory framework to ensure the UK is best placed to benefit from the challenges of globalisation and help the UK Automotive Industry succeed.

  • Business sectors

    26 Mar 2012

    BIS's business sector units maintain one-to-one relationships with the leading firms in each industrial sector and represent their interests in the development of government policy and regulation.

  • Chemicals industry

    13 Sep 2012

    BIS's chemicals unit works with industry to promote productivity and competitiveness, and represents the interests of the UK chemicals (excluding pharmaceuticals), plastics and rubber processing industries in the development of government policy and regulation.

  • Construction

    13 Sep 2012

    BIS's construction sector unit works with industry and other stakeholders to deliver a marked improvement in business performance in construction in terms of productivity, profitability and competitiveness.

  • Cyber Security

    10 Aug 2012

    BIS Cyber Security Team aims to enable growth of the UK cyber security sector and to embed good information security practice across the UK business community. We also help to ensure the key sectors and services which are important to the UK’s society, economy and general way of life are resilient to cyber threats.

  • Electronics

    13 Sep 2012

  • Environmental and Product Regulation

    13 Sep 2012

    The Environmental and Product Regulation Directorate represents UK interests in the development, domestic implementation and administration of European waste, environment and product safety legislation. We ensure business interests are properly considered in all related domestic waste policy areas.

  • Green Economy

    18 Sep 2012

    The transition to a low carbon world will transform our whole economy. It will change our industrial landscape, the supply chains of our businesses and the way we all live and work. The vast majority of, if not all, economic activity in Britain will have to reduce its carbon impact significantly.

  • Manufacturing, Materials and Engineering

    19 Jun 2012

    The Manufacturing, Materials and Engineering team is comprised of two strands: The Manufacturing team is responsible for manufacturing policy and strategy, reporting progress of Advanced Manufacturing actions in the Growth Review and manufacturing issues. The Materials and Engineering team is responsible for relationship management of key companies in the materials (metals and composites), process engineering, production machinery and automation sectors (including the rail sector). The team also leads on links with the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network.

  • Postal services sector

    13 Nov 2012

    BIS is responsible for formulating and implementing policy for the UK postal services sector and also for managing the Government's shareholding in the Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd. Please navigate the site to find out more information.

  • Retail

    11 Oct 2012

    The Retail Unit helps the sector to raise its productivity and improve its competitiveness by facilitating better regulation, incentivising innovation and regional development, and encouraging good practice in areas such as skills, employment, international trade, crime prevention and environmental sustainability.

  • Services: Professional and Business

    14 Sep 2012

    BIS is working with the professional and business services sector, as part of the Government’s Growth Agenda, to establish the priorities for government actions to support its growth, innovation and competitiveness over the coming decades.

  • UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    11 Oct 2012

    The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provide voluntary principles and standards that the UK government encourages UK businesses to comply with wherever they are trading and operating.

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