Help is at hand for manufacturers seeking to invest in R&D around product and processes to drive growth. Peter Russell, head of manufacturing and industrials at Royal Bank of Scotland investigates how the Technology Strategy Board’s Catapult Centres provide manufacturers with a sound support package to ensure innovative ideas make it from drawing boards to market, while also challenging conventional wisdom on how UK manufacturing is done.
Is HSE out to get manufacturers with its new Fee for Intervention? Harry Dalton investigates awareness of and attitudes towards the new system.
As STEMNET celebrates its 10th anniversary Kirsten Bodley, chief executive of the popular skills initiative, pays tribute to the tireless work of its STEM Ambassadors and explains why the practical programme for employer engagement works for busy professionals.
Employee ownership of UK firms is rising at an average annual rate of 10%. But how popular is it with the manufacturing sector and what is the attraction of increasing the employee shareholder stake? Iain Hasdell chief executive of the Employee Ownership Association shares some observations and evidence.
Finding a 40% volume increase with no significant capex investment is a huge ask for any company, even for the proverbial godfather of lean. Toyota Deeside shows Will Stirling
how it did it.