Articles by Nick Peters

Meggitt: braking good, building great

Loading carbon brake pads into a furnace – image courtesy of Meggitt.
Posted on 18 Sep 2017 by Nick Peters
Scratch just about any civil or military aircraft around the world and you will find a part built by Meggitt plc. The FTSE 250-quoted company has operating divisions across the globe, but its heart is in the West Midlands.

GE Aviation: UK manufacturing’s high flyers

The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016 ceremony and gala dinner,
Posted on 5 Sep 2017 by Nick Peters
We have experienced record numbers of entrants to The Manufacturer MX Awards in November, the hottest date in the UK manufacturing calendar. We have been catching up with the 2016 winners, to see how the award has affected them going forward, and to provide a sense of the importance of these rigorously judged awards to UK manufacturing.

Make it in Britain!

Thomas Dudley is a leading, family owned UK manufacturer based in the West Midlands -image courtesy of Thomas Dudley Ltd
Posted on 4 Jul 2017 by Nick Peters
From the largely useless ‘I’m Backing Britain’ campaign of the 1960s, to today’s efforts to reduce the balance of payments deficit through boosting the domestic manufacturing economy, there is an underlying belief that if all of us just bought a few more things bearing the national flag, we could turn the economy around. Well, can we? Nick Peters reports.