Last Month, The Manufacturer attended a panel discussion at the House of Lords which recognised the clear problems that industry faces over achieving more equal gender balance. Recruiting is poor, retention is poor and progress is glacial. Can we ever overcome this?
Earlier this month the world’s most advanced straight-line supersonic car, Bloodhound, was axed due to lack of funding. However today's announcement that a Yorkshire entrepreneur has purchased the project means its future is now secure.
Recently released figures show Gripple had a record-breaking year, with profits in 2017 soaring 22% to £67m. But profit isn’t the core driver behind the continued success of this Sheffield-based wire joining solutions manufacturer, 100% employee ownership is. Michael Hodgson explains.
It’s been well publicised – not least by The Manufacturer itself – that disengaged employees are bad news for business productivity and profitability. But in the rush to attract and retain young talent, companies could be aiming wide of the mark.
Customers expect more these days. You need to know what they want and when they want it. And then you need to make sure you exceed those expectations.
It may have been released over a month ago but we thought we would delve a little deeper and look at some of the manufacturers that made this year's Harvard Business Review Top 100 Best-Performing CEOs. And we were surprised by what we found.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has honored Pfizer and Covestro for their dedication to inspiring and empowering women in engineering, at an awards gala held in New York City on Tuesday, December 11.
The UK plastics industry holds a strong position in the global market, consistently evolving with technology and innovation. However, Brexit is a huge challenge facing UK plastics, and it could spell disaster for both those working in and alongside the industry.
Alysha Liebscher and Gary Gayman, of Morgan Advanced Materials, explain why protecting against thermal runaway in electric vehicles is critical and discuss the options available to manufacturers.
The maritime industry is about to experience tremendous change in the next few years. But what will it mean for jobs, safety and the environment?