Articles by Nick Peters

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.

Innovate UK: funding the future

Tax Relief Manufacturing Jobs Economy Piles of Coins on Notes UK MAnufacturing - Shutterstock - Finance Investment - Autumn Statement
Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Nick Peters
A critical component of the government’s Industrial Strategy over the next four years is an investment of £4.7bn in R&D. Responsibility for managing this Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund lies with Innovate UK, a division of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Industrial Strategy: time running out to offer input

Manufacturers - Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch a modern Industrial Strategy.
Posted on 22 Mar 2017 by Nick Peters
UK manufacturers have until 17 April, 2017 to have thier voice and opinions heard by government in regards to its Industrial Strategy consultation, yet not enough small companies are making the most of the opportunity, according to Dr Steven Barr, managing director of the Hennik Edge consultancy.