At last, the negotiations on the UK’s exit from the EU have begun. UK manufacturers with interests in Europe are as uncertain as anyone else about how the negotiations will go and what the impact will be on their businesses.
Whoever emerges victorious from June’s general election, the UK’s long-awaited industrial strategy must be a winner. Terry Scuoler reinforces the importance of clear and focused action to support UK manufacturing.
Cambashi, an international industry analyst company based in Cambridge, has just completed a research project into the industrial application of the internet of things.
Jason Daniels, technical manager at In-Comm Training, has been named as The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month May 2017.
For manufacturers, this year’s Spring Budget was a quiet affair. Terry Scuoler reads the runes and looks to the Autumn Statement for action to support UK manufacturers.
Manufacturers say they want to use the technologies of Industry 4.0 (4IR) to improve their businesses. But the barriers to investment seem to be high and many are not moving quickly enough as markets change.
The government’s Industrial Strategy green paper contains some much-needed clarity, but as Terry Scuoler explains, there is room for more focus on a skilled workforce, competitiveness and support for exporters.
James Lomas, head of sales industrial at Arrow Solutions, has been named The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month March 2017.
In January, EEF published its sixth Annual Executive Survey, looking at manufacturing expectations for 2017. Terry Scuoler discusses the findings and urges government to boost confidence with real strategic planning.
Graeme Thomas, key account director at Engineering Technology Group (ETG), has been named as The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month February 2017.