24 July 2012
Topper 'Make It In Great Britain', Science Museum, 24th July - 9th September
Topper have been selected to exhibit at the Make it in Great Britain exhibition at the Science Museum. Other companies selected include Sunseeker, Jaguar, Mclaren, and Rolls Royce.
Launched in November 2011 by Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable and Business Minister Mark Prisk, Make it in Great Britain is a campaign aiming to transform the image of modern UK manufacturing and to raise awareness of its importance for the economy. The campaign will culminate in an exhibition which celebrates the best of British manufacturing, held at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games time – 24th July to 9th September. The exhibition will highlight the successes of the manufacturing sector to encourage young people to consider a career in the industry and businesses to invest.
"We are thrilled that we are going to be a part of the Make it in Great Britain exhibition, and feel very proud to be representing the marine sector.
We are also currently on display at the V&A museum, alongside the e-type Jaguar and Concorde, as part of their comprehensive showcase of British innovation and design.
The Topper is rightly seen as an iconic design that even after well over 20 years of continuous production (over 50,000 boats) is still arguably the most successful and competitive Junior Racing Class in the UK. It is the outstanding build quality, durability and innovative design features that have made the Topper one of the most popular boats in Britain.
Currently, perceptions of manufacturing are out of date and do not reflect reality. In actual fact, UK manufacturing generated £130bn in Gross Value Added in 2010 – 10% of the UK economy – and employed 2.5 million.
Topper are proud to be part of this ongoing success and we’re looking forward to helping to show the general public how dynamic British manufacturing really is".