Money for something

The banks are extending their reach into areas that were either the preserve of other financial institutions or previously restricted to large organisations. Ideas like Asset Finance hold out the promise of more flexible financing arrangements; how attractive – and available – are they? Ruari McCallion explains.

Productive debate

Speakers set a high bar for discussion at the National Manufacturing Debate with insight into the productivity imperative, the wonders of incremental gains and the challenges of quantifying productivity in design.