ST HELENS-based manufacturer NGF Europe was among the ‘Best of British’ as its products helped launch the International Festival for Business in Liverpool.

Attended by the Prime Minister David Cameron, the festival curtain-raiser focused on the UK’s manufacturing strength in advanced engineering, automotive and aerospace sectors.

Small filament glass cords from NGF Europe have helped to revolutionise the way automotive engineers approach engine design.

On show at the ‘Best of British’ event was the Ecoboost engine from Ford which has a timing belt running in oil.

The items which went on show at St George’s Hall were chosen to reflect and support the Group’s long-term strategy and vision to be recognised as a value-added glass company.