The government is ignoring manufacturing by focusing its efforts on finance, according to Jane Robinson - a business development director in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
She says the laser cutting and engraving business she works for, Cutting Technologies, struggled in last few months of last year, but that diversifying enabled them to stay afloat.
She spoke to ITV News about the importance of "making things" in the UK:
Business leaders at the World Economic Forum cautioned against complacency amid optimism that the eurozone is emerging from its crisis.
The Chancellor blames GDP figures on the crisis he inherited, and troubles abroad. As criticism mounts, his position becomes more difficult.
Unusually frank words for the government from one of the City's top economists on today's dismal GDP figures.