The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.
A national understanding and appreciation of all things manufacturing will never happen while widely-held and wholly incorrect perceptions of what industry looks like persist. Jonny Williamson busts the top five manufacturing myths.
Hennik Group, publishers of The Manufacturer and organisers of The Manufacturer Top 100, has announced the launch of its latest initiative in support of UK manufacturing, an exclusive Manufacturing Directors' Scholarship in Association with Cranfield University.
Clothing technology company Wiivv has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Wiivv Custom Fit Sandals, the world's first custom sandal designed and 3D printed to fit the unique contours of feet, giving the wearer biomechanical support and unparalleled comfort.
HRH The Princess Royal has embarked on a nationwide series of visits to UK manufacturers, with a combined heritage of more than 1,000 years, as president of the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT).
As companies across the UK celebrate the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week, luxury fashion house, David Nieper, explains how apprentices have always played a vital role throughout its 55-year history.