Back in 2007, Belfast-based defence contractor Thales faced a challenge. A leading global manufacturer of ground-to-ground, ground-to-air, and air-toair missiles, the business had won a contract to partner with Sweden's Saab Bofors Dynamics to produce shoulder-carried anti-tank 'NLAW' missiles for the British Army.
In April businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will officially be required to report their greenhouse gas emissions. Dexter Galvin, head of the Carbon Disclosure Project’s supply chain programme welcomes the move but looks to a day when more will also be required of suppliers.
Employment Tribunal claims are a fear-factor for many businesses, and the Government says this fear is stifling job creation. By making it harder for employees to lodge claims, it hopes employers will be more confident in hiring new workers. But will proposed changes have a real impact on UK unemployment? Tim Brown reports.
Industrial biotechnology is growing, creating new jobs and radically altering expectations about the world’s ability to move away from fossil fuel reliance. Tom Moore explores the brave new world of biomaterials.
As we celebrate both International Women’s Day and National Apprenticeship Week in March TM goes talent spotting for some of UK manufacturing’s brightest young female stars. What led them to take the plunge into a traditionally male dominated arena and how are they getting on?