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Employee of the month: Burton’s Biscuit Company

Food and drink manufacturing is a highly innovative sector where around 1,500 new products are launched every quarter, but it also has huge scope to increase competitiveness through more ambitious investment in high tech production. Meirion Richards is making sure his organisation does not miss any such opportunities.

EEF insight: Yes Minister

Tom Lawton, head of manufacturing at accountancy firm BDO

Tom Lawton, head of manufacturing at accountancy firm BDO, with which EEF conducts a quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey, defines the necessary cornerstones of Britain’s elusive industrial strategy and calls for the appointment of a Minister for Manufacturing.