Last Month, The Manufacturer attended a panel discussion at the House of Lords which recognised the clear problems that industry faces over achieving more equal gender balance. Recruiting is poor, retention is poor and progress is glacial. Can we ever overcome this?
Recently released figures show Gripple had a record-breaking year, with profits in 2017 soaring 21% to £6.5m. But profit isn’t the core driver behind the continued success of this Sheffield-based wire joining solutions manufacturer, 100% employee ownership is. Michael Hodgson explains.
The UK plastics industry holds a strong position in the global market, consistently evolving with technology and innovation. However, Brexit is a huge challenge facing UK plastics, and it could spell disaster for both those working in and alongside the industry.
Taking the first steps to launching your own business can be daunting for anyone. Recent research shows that although young people want to start their own firms, they are the demographic being most held back. We asked one millennial entrepreneur what the best way to build a business is.