The 2015 Annual Manufacturing report, published today by The Manufacturer, finds the UK manufacturing sector in broadly positive territory. Confidence is well up since the post-2008 downturn and a range of investment projects are now being undertaken. The government’s handling of the economy is regarded as good overall but less so when it comes to manufacturing, specifically.
It has almost become a prerequisite these days for any business looking to make in-house and external procedures more efficient and cost effective to examine the way it handles its paper and document processes.
A recent study of 314 small businesses on employee theft indicated that most employees caught stealing are fired with no attempt made by the employer to press criminal charges and obtain restitution for their business loses.
Innovation is a much hyped word, you don’t need to read far in the business press or media to be exhorted to innovate. Ben Rotheray, product marketing manager at Bott Ltd. asks what actually is innovation and how do you do it well?
A new independent report published today warns that government must do more to ‘lift the regulatory burden’ on UK remanufacturing if the sector’s ‘enormous economic, social and environmental potential’ is to be realised.
Leading industry figures, government members and academics will be discussing the trends and influences that are shaping the future of industry during the UK’s largest event of its kind, The Manufacturer Directors’ Conference (TMDC).
The first British Industrial Entrepreneurship Summit (BIES) brought together global brands, young engineers, SME manufacturers, leading spokespeople and academics in an effort to understand how best to boost the nation’s manufacturing and engineering.