Interviews

Software and steel

Sheffield Forgemasters AP1000 pump casing
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by

From half-drowned downbeat to world beater, Sheffield Forgemasters has come a long way since its nadir in 2005. Graham Honeyman explains how brainpower, software and market demand for super-safe components has led to its latest company, RD26.

Cashing in on commodities

John Elliott MBE, manufacturing millionaire and modern manufacturing patriarch talks to Jane Gray about “pie in the sky” policies for manufacturing innovation in the UK and the importance of addressing the national trade deficit.

Interview: Sheriff’s law for MP4

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 by Tim Brown

Antony Sheriff, managing director of McLaren Automotive, is one of the key people responsible for for creating arguably the fastest and most comfortable supercar on the planet, the McLaren MP4-12C. Tim Brown meets the American brains behind the car and tours the stunning McLaren Production Centre.

Beecroft report: Industry responds to employment reforms

Beecroft asks if employment law reforms will stimulate growth
Posted on 23 May 2012 by

The political hot potato that is the Beecroft Report on Employment Law has a serious rationale that is being missed in the mud-slinging about no-fault dismissal.

Industry commentators provide their opinions on the effectiveness of labour market reforms for generating growth.