Foresight and the conviction to act will be two defining characteristics of the most successful manufacturing companies this decade. In this article – part of a series focused on manufacturing growth strategies - Peter Russell, head of manufacturing & industrials at Royal Bank of Scotland, outlines how new production techniques and processes will help set manufacturers free from traditional economic paradigms and make the UK manufacturing sector a global pace setter for product innovation and customisation.
While many manufacturing sectors are perceived as male dominated, others, like fashion and textile manufacturing, have a distinctly female profile. Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8 TM talks to one of Made in GB’s ‘30 Under 30’ manufacturing champions about her work and the diversity of roles available in a variety of manufacturing sectors.
The pain of taking the leap to that next stage of growth can be enormous. But as small businesses continue to dominate the UK economy, can we ease the strain of growth and accelerate it by taking a lighter hearted approach to business expansion? PMSI explains the rules of the growth game.
Investing in building management technology is a smart choice, finds Tom Moore.