Why is ageism so rife?

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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?

Terry Scuoler on preparing for life after Brexit

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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.