The number of UK businesses willing to pay that little bit extra for British-made products for their quality and environmentally conscious manufacturing processes, chimes with a similar study about global attitudes to ‘Brand Britain’ conducted last year.
There needs to be "deeper engagement" between employers and the education system in order to produce a "talent pipeline" that can sustain a thriving UK economy, according to the latest report from The IET.
“Narrow-minded, blame-driven politics” should be set aside in favour of an economic vision that prioritises growth and digital competency in a post-Brexit world, according to a newly published manifesto from Make UK.
Brexit anxiety is forcing the manufacturing sector to stockpile cash allowances to record levels, while industry investment plummets to a four-year low under similar strains – according to a leading accountancy firm.
Smart Factory Expo’s ‘Best of British’ exhibition is exactly that - a host of new and well-established UK firms showcasing a range of industry disciplines that The Manufacturer deems the cream of the crop.
Innovative businesses creating green alternatives to plastic bottles, cosmetic beads and synthetic materials are being backed by new funding from the government and Sky. Simon Edmonds reports on these and on new funding opportunities for UK manufacturers.