The National Manufacturing Debate 2012

Lord Broers talks to Prof Raj Roy about ways to enhance UK supply chains

Lord Broers and Professor Raj Roy of Cranfield University discuss how British industry might improve and grow its supply chains – especially in nanotechnology – at the National Manufacturing Debate 2012

Iain Gray of the Technology Strategy Board at the National Manufacturing Debate

Enhancing the supply chain for growth: CEO of the Technology Strategy Board, Iain Gray, tells The Manufacturer what the TSB does to help companies and why it is doubling its funding pot in high value manufacturing.

Dr Mark Claydon-Smith talks to The Manufacturer about how the EPSRC can help develop supply chains

Dr Mark Claydon-Smith talks to The Manufacturer’s Jane Gray about how the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) can help develop supply chains. Filmed at the National Manufacturing Debate 2012.

The British Chamber of Commerce’s Martin Pellew speaks to Prof Raj Roy about growing supply chains

British Chamber of Commerce, Martin Pellew, Raj Roy, Cranfield University, supply chains, UK, National Manufacturing Debate.

The ERA Foundation’s Sir Alan Rudge interviewed at the National Manufacturing Debate 2012

The ERA Foundation’s Sir Alan Rudge interviewed at the National Manufacturing Debate 2012. Sir Alan talks about the importance of the Debate – with follow-up reports – and how the UK is taxing industries like steel production out of the country with carbon reduction taxation.

Martin Smith, PA Consulting, National Manufacturing Debate, Jane Gray, The Manufacturer, sustainable growth

Martin Smith of PA Consulting tells TM’s Jane Gray about the technology consultancy’s six-month study for unlocking sustainable growth in the UK

Tim Routsis, CEO of Cosworth, says ‘be bold, be different’ at the National Manufacturing Debate 2012

Cosworth had to reinvent its entire business when key customer Ford pulled out of Formula One in 2004. CEO Tim Routsis gives Jane Gray his view of what makes a company successful, urging companies to keep reinventing themselves to stay in business.

Barclays’ Mark Lee says that banks are helping to fund supply chains. Speaking at the Cranfield NMD

The notion that UK banks are not lending to companies is popular, yet banks claim reasonably strong lending commitments to manufacturing. Mark Lee talks about two areas where his bank offers a good service: de-risking the supply chain and efficiently funding the supply chain.

MD of Applied Nanodetectors, Victor Higgs, talks about the absence of strategy in the UK

Managing director of Applied Nanodetectors, Victor Higgs, talks about the absence of an industrial strategy in the UK. His field, nanotechnology, had a great science base but in the last decade the sector failed to develop as a proper industry. (Interviewed at the National Manufacturing Debate).

Interview with Mark Lee, Head of Manufacturing for Barclays at the National Manufacturing Debate 2012

TM’s Jane Gray talks to Barclay’s Mark Lee about the importance of supply chain visibility in applications for SME finance and the role of banks in supporting prompt payments.

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