Articles by Nick Peters
Donald Trump was derided during the 2016 US presidential election for saying globalisation, and specifically China, had destroyed US manufacturing. The experts said he was wildly wrong, that the sector was in good health and that ‘Make America Great Again’ was populist nonsense.
The Manufacturer sits down with Hayaatun Sillem – newly appointed chief exec of the Royal Academy of Engineering
The newly appointed chief executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering Hayaatun Sillem never intended to be an engineer. Indeed, Hayaatun Sillem was looking forward to a career in the laboratory as a biochemist until health problems meant she had to rethink her future.
It was President Dwight Eisenhower who coined the phrase "the military-industrial complex" to warn against the nexus of military and industrial power that could sway public policy towards its own ends. A new book suggests that far from being a post-WW2 phenomenon, as history has suggested, it has been around for two centuries.
The great British public has a peculiarly distorted view of manufacturing. There is a perception that nothing has changed since the deindustrialisation of the 70s and 80s, other than the manufacturing sector has become even less relevant to our economy since then.
The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018, published by Hennik Research, says UK manufacturers are poised to take on the world, but are failing to pull the trigger on a bright future because of uncertainties surrounding the outcome of Brexit negotiations and the threatened shortage of skilled workers in the coming decade.