Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit, the largest gathering of manufacturing decision-makers in the UK, returns to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool this 14-15 November. Nicholas Cox, Conference Producer at The Manufacturer offers a preview.
The future is getting increasingly uncertain, with UK growth clouded by Brexit and political turbulence across the globe. But, there is one thing we can be sure about, as CEO of EEF, Stephen Phipson, explains.
The latest PMI saw UK manufacturing hit a 25-month low of 52.8 in August, with foreign demand reportedly decreasing for the first time since 2016. Yet, our reader community is telling us the exact opposite.
“The time it takes to construct an umbrella, completely depends on the type of product; compact, bespoke frames, one-off props.” Richard Ince, of Ince Umbrellas, the oldest umbrella manufacturer in the UK told TM.
Located opposite the Olympic Stadium in London’s east end is Britain’s oldest original salmon curer, H. Forman & Son. The Manufacturer went to Stratford to taste and learn how to best produce smoked salmon.
In the first half of 2018 food and drink exports hit a record £10.7bn, this figure up 5% for the same period last year. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called for more export support in order to continue this success.