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Big bang diary

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

Following the Big Bang Fair at the Birmingham NEC in March, Paul Jackson, CEO of EngineeringUK and The Big Bang Education CIC, looks back on the event to consider the impact it made on its young audience.

Leader: watch your waste

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

In this column, Steve Lee, chief executive at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) provides a whistlestop tour of the main legislation relating to commercial and industrial waste.

Thomas Eggar’s legal low down: advice on selling your company

Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by

Company sale prices in the manufacturing sector in the first quarter of 2012 showed steady improvement. While prices will take many years, perhaps even a decade, to fully recover the form seen in the good old days of 2006/7, it may now be time to consider getting your house in order for future sale.

The big picture: parental guidance

Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by

Dr Tim Minshall, senior lecturer in technology management at Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing asks if arming parents with better information about engineering might address the sector’s skills shortfall.