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5 Tips for Boosting Employee Morale in Manufacturing

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 by Tim Brown

There are many obstacles in running a manufacturing business, and how you manage these will have a direct impact on your success. One obstacle that is particularly common in this industry is keeping morale high amongst employees.

The physically demanding work can take its toll on staff, so you need …

How to Close a Business Properly

Ford closing Bridgend: what does it mean for the UK automotive supply chain?
Posted on 17 Sep 2019 by Tim Brown

It can happen to any size of business in any industry. Some businesses are more at risk of no longer being able to trade than others, especially with a volatile global economy and politics throwing up many surprises.

It’s commonly said that around 30% of new businesses fail within their first year. …

Ways to engineer your business into being modernised

Posted on 17 Sep 2019 by Tim Brown

Hiring an engineer to replace all of your business equipment and technology is an expensive venture. However, modernisation is something that all companies have to go through. Upgrading the way you use information and technology will keep you in the race to compete with others in your industry. In …

Why Manufacturing Hardware is Now Easier than Ever

Posted on 10 Sep 2019 by Tim Brown

Technological innovation is not limited to software and apps, and we are currently experiencing a massive wave of innovation in hardware. We’re seeing open source hardware platforms, cheaper hardware appearing in an increasing variety of forms, and novel uses of existing technology. Exampl…

Automating Your Manufacturing Firm: 5 Tips

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Posted on 6 Sep 2019 by Tim Brown

There has been a lot of talk about automation in recent years as technology continues to improve, and businesses start to look for ways in which they can automate business tasks. This is a smart move because automation can help the business in many different ways.

Automation can reduce errors, impro…

Will Brexit Change the Manufacturing Industry?

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Posted on 6 Sep 2019 by Tim Brown

With the deadline for Brexit fast approaching, the question on many businesses lips is the following: how will leaving the EU affect our trade?

It’s been a rollercoaster ride up to this point, and there promises to be more drama as we approach the 31st of October deadline, but this article looks at B…

7 Things You Might Not Have Known About Electricity

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Posted on 2 Sep 2019 by Tim Brown

Electricity is now a fundamental element of most people’s lives – while it’s true that you could live without electricity (after all, people survived before it was discovered) it’s also true that most people in the 21st Century see electricity usage as non-negotiable.

This is especially …