The MD of a fast-growing precision engineering firm has called for an industry-wide shift in the way women and girls are attracted into the world of manufacturing, describing the current approach as "best-intentioned" but lacking.
Ben Carpenter Merritt is Manufacturing Policy Manager at Policy Connect, which coordinates the work of the All-Party Manufacturing Group (APMG) in the House of Commons. He believes public policy can be made to work more effectively for manufacturers, but only if manufacturers make their voices heard more loudly.
“The devil might be in the detail – but God is in the system.” Dr Paul Stead interviews Hugo Spowers, founder and CEO of Riversimple Movement - the 18 year-old Anglo-Welsh mobility start-up with ambitious plans to change the world.
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.