Winning: UK manufacturers thriving in a time of crisis

There is an understandable air of doom in the economy among companies affected most by the Coronavirus: non-essential retail, hospitality, events, culture. We know some of you are suffering and we urge you to pull whatever levers you can find to mitigate your difficulty. But there are UK manufacturers who continue to do well and we want to make a noise about that. So watch this spaces for stories of UK manufacturers who are #winning.

Click on the company you wish to hear about. (Audio interviews.)

1. AE Aerospace
2. Domino Printing Sciences

AE Aerospace 

With the airline industry in turmoil, it would be easy to leap to the conclusion that the aerospace supply chain is in trouble.

For Midlands-based AE Aerospace, that is very far from being the case. For them, the problem with Coronavirus is not the damage it’s doing to orders but how they’re going to fulfil the orders flooding into the business.

So how are they coping? And what lessons can we all learn from their story?

MD Peter Bruch told Nick Peters all about it.


Domino Printing Sciences are leaders in their field of specialist printing services to manufacturers, particularly those in food and drink, and healthcare companies.

Little wonder then that the company, which is part of the global Brother printing conglomerate, is enjoying busy times right now.

Carl Haycock is Domino’s Printer Operations Director and the company’s global head of health and safety, and manufacturing excellence.

He told Nick Peters what is going on at the company today. (Audio interview.)

Domino Printer Sciences were runners up in the Manufacturer of the Year category at The Manufacturer Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2019, as well as winning the People and Skills and Supply Chain Excellence categories.
Why don’t you register for the 2020 awards? You’ll be keeping great company! Enter here. 

The Domino team at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019. Carl Haycock at far left. Image: The Manufacturer
The Domino team at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019. Carl Haycock at far left. Image: The Manufacturer