Britain’s manufacturers are warning the government that walking away from the EU with no deal in place is not an option and will leave business on a cliff edge of uncertainty that will damage jobs and investment.
In October 2016, Atos and The Manufacturer teamed up for the second year in a row to bring together more than 20 decision-makers in Atos’ London office, to discuss four key industry challenges at the 'Transforming Manufacturing Embracing Digital' roundtable event.
When thinking of start-ups, the image of tanned Ivy League dropouts developing complicated pieces of software from their unconventional Californian workspaces often springs to mind. But the reality of launching a business – big or small – from scratch can be very different, as is often the case with those starting up manufacturing in the UK. Rita Lobo examines the challenges of taking the first steps in manufacturing.
The lack of innovative research and manufacturing technologies currently converted to successful businesses in the north of England is a threat to the Northern Powerhouse’s potential, according to the Bessemer Society North.
“Total dysfunction”. This is the verdict on the education system in England and Wales from former education secretary Lord Baker, who believes it is failing to produce young people with the skills that industry needs. Nick Peters reports.
Autodesk and Taxal recently conducted an in-depth research study into how the Internet of Things is set to transform manufacturing over the coming years. Jonny Williamson catches up with Taxal’s Allan Behrens to go through the findings and the wider implications.