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.
The UK plastics industry holds a strong position in the global market, consistently evolving with technology and innovation. However, Brexit is a huge challenge facing UK plastics, and it could spell disaster for both those working in and alongside the industry.
Taking the first steps to launching your own business can be daunting for anyone. Recent research shows that although young people want to start their own firms, they are the demographic being most held back. We asked one millennial entrepreneur what the best way to build a business is.
Everyone is aware of the term fast fashion, but not everyone knows what it is. Largely it has negative connotations, but it is actually not that bad. What is that bad, is fast fashion made from synthetic - plastic - material, and not for the reason you might think.
Paul Stead still can’t believe just how inept politicians are when it comes to the value-add that creativity brings! So, as a small counterbalance to a world of candyfloss commentary and value-free advice he shares some hard-earned, real-world tips on documentation, team working – and creativity.