UK manufacturing continues to grow from strength to strength amid significant domestic, global and technological disruption. That growth has been reflected in much of the news our Editorial team have reported over the past 12 months.
In 2018, The Manufacturer produced more videos than any previous 12 month period, covering key questions including: how vulnerable is the sector to cyber-attack; how is digital tech having a positive impact of on staff, how to narrow the UK’s productivity gap, what does the future of employee engagement look like, and much more.
At The Manufacturer, we are lucky enough to visit world-leading factories. This year we've been to the elite in automotive and additive manufacturing facilities, and even the UK's largest supplier of own-label gin and vodka - to name a few. Here are our top features of 2018!
The Manufacturer's Editorial team regularly sit down with industrial business owners, decision-makers and experts to promote their successes, discuss where they see future opportunities and unpick what keeps them up at night.
Earlier this month the world’s most advanced straight-line supersonic car, Bloodhound, was axed due to lack of funding. However today's announcement that a Yorkshire entrepreneur has purchased the project means its future is now secure.
Recently released figures show Gripple had a record-breaking year, with profits in 2017 soaring 21% to £6.5m. But profit isn’t the core driver behind the continued success of this Sheffield-based wire joining solutions manufacturer, 100% employee ownership is. Michael Hodgson explains.
It’s been well publicised – not least by The Manufacturer itself – that disengaged employees are bad news for business productivity and profitability. But in the rush to attract and retain young talent, companies could be aiming wide of the mark.
It may have been released over a month ago but we thought we would delve a little deeper and look at some of the manufacturers that made this year's Harvard Business Review Top 100 Best-Performing CEOs. And we were surprised by what we found.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has honored Pfizer and Covestro for their dedication to inspiring and empowering women in engineering, at an awards gala held in New York City on Tuesday, December 11.