New research shows that 64% of manufacturers have taken a financial hit during the past two years as they struggle to prepare for an unknown trading environment post-Brexit, and almost half have already seen a negative change in EU customer/supplier appetite for doing business with them.
Job candidates in their 50s can add real value to businesses. Lynda Ennis wonders why, at a time when skills are at a premium, so many manufacturers – consciously or unconsciously – ignore older talent?
Over the past 10 years, the issue of stagnating UK productivity has grown to seem almost unstoppable. Each multifactor release from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) offers few signs of hope — to the point that no individual solution seems sufficient to tackle such an overwhelming problem.
Terry Scuoler CBE has played a leading role in Britain’s manufacturing sector for several decades. Following long and successful stints at BAE Systems and Ferranti Technologies, Scuoler was chief executive of Make UK (formerly EEF) from 2010 until 2017 and is currently the chairman of the Institute of Export & International Trade.
Government, industry and trade unions have come together in an unprecedented way to launch a new set of Guiding Principles to help companies and the workforce make the most of the increasing drive towards a new digital era for manufacturing.