Articles by Nick Peters
UK manufacturers have until 17 April, 2017 to have thier voice and opinions heard by government in regards to its Industrial Strategy consultation, yet not enough small companies are making the most of the opportunity, according to Dr Steven Barr, managing director of the Hennik Edge consultancy.
Editorial director, Nick Peters chats to Kylene Zenk, of Kronos, all about Industry 4.0 and how it will affect employee engagement.
It is a formula as old as business itself – the bribe, the backhander that greases the wheels of commerce. Rolls-Royce has recently learned to its great cost, however, that nowadays it is also a ticket to massive fines and reputational damage.
The government has welcomed James Dyson’s investment in a major new R&D facility in Wiltshire as a boost to Britain’s post-Brexit economy.
The UK education system is failing to train enough engineers, according to a new study by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Tata Group.
Countries such as China, Brazil and Mexico are grasping the opportunities provided by new technology faster than the UK, and achieving greater growth as a result, according to a new report by global enterprise software provider, Epicor.
The Manufacturer's editorial director, Nick Peters talks to Steven Barr, managing director of Hennik Edge, about the vital need for small manufacturers to contribute their opinions to the government’s Industrial Strategy green paper.
The manufacturing sector is experiencing a dangerous skills shortage that appears to be getting worse with every passing year. There is a great deal of blame to go around, but a significant portion of it rests with the education system. Changing that requires a change in national attitudes to manufacturing, as Nick Peters reports.
Factory output continues to surge, with the CBI Industrial Trends survey registering the best performance for the manufacturing sector in two years, with the positive result fuelled in part by booming car production.
“Total dysfunction”. This is the verdict on the education system in England and Wales from former education secretary Lord Baker, who believes it is failing to produce young people with the skills that industry needs. Nick Peters reports.