H&S: Speaking the language of safety

Could you leverage language skills for a safer workplace? Donavan Whyte, VP EMEA at language training provider Rosetta Stone explains why manufacturers with multi-national workforces are increasingly investing in language training to safeguard standards and avoid falling foul of regulation.

Journeying from compliance to lean

The Thales and Saab produced shoulder-carried anti-tank NLAW missile in action - image courtesy of Mestec
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Tim Brown

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.

The future of emissions disclosure

Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by

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.

Finance and professional services: Tribunal trouble

Beecroft asks if employment law reforms will stimulate growth
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Tim Brown

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.

How lean is your company tax bill

CooperVision R&D

The current level of tax incentives from HMRC is unprecedented and with the Patent Box launching April 1, there was never a better time to review your company tax affairs than now says Barrie Dowsett, CEO, Myriad Associates

Britain’s biotech boom

High yield protein production fermentation at Fujifilm's biotech site in Durham can potential reduce the cost of goods
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by

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.

Workforce and skills: Womanufacturers

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?