Hemment with Javid

Manchester innovation lab FutureEverything’s £500,000 commission in the far east has been highlighted today during the Prime Minister’s trade tour to Singapore and Malaysia.

David Cameron and business secretary Sajid Javid are currently leading what they are calling ‘the first Northern Powerhouse trade mission’ and have taken 62 northern companies to the region.

Today Cameron announced more details about the commission for the Singapore Government at a high-level trade summit in Singapore and revealed the contract would be worth approximately £500,000 to Manchester and the North’s economy.

FutureEverything founder and chief executive Drew Hemment, was in attendance alongside senior representatives from drawn from across the North of England.

He said: “For FutureEverything to be held up by the Prime Minister as a shining example of how Manchester and the North is exporting creative talent and skills to key international markets like Singapore is incredible. As an organisation which has been flying the flag for the North West for over 20 years it’s also fantastic to have our UK work recognised and championed in this way.

“I am therefore very proud of what we as an organisation have achieved over two decades, and the role FutureEverything has played in helping the city get to this pivotal moment in both its and the North’s economic and cultural future.”

The first major festival in Asia from FutureEverything is also the first festival of its kind in Singapore. More than 30,000 Singaporeans, tourists, international artists and global thought-leaders are expected to attend in the autumn.

There were also delegations from Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority attending the event.