Articles by Nick Peters

Industrial Strategy: time running out to offer input

Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch a modern Industrial Strategy.
Posted on 22 Mar 2017 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.

Bribery: no + $ = yes

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Posted on 21 Mar 2017 by Nick Peters
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.

Industrial Strategy: SMEs need to speak up

Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch a modern Industrial Strategy.
Posted on 1 Mar 2017 by Nick Peters
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.

UK education system: not fit for business

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Posted on 22 Feb 2017 by Nick Peters
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.