Category Archives: UK Manufacturing

Meeting the Mittelstand – Watch this space

I visited the ‘Meet the Mittelstand’ event last week, which brought togther a good sample of Germany’s economic powerhouse – the ‘Mittelstand’ .- in one place  It was excellently organised by Stirling Media Ltd (run by Will Stirling, recently ex-directing editor of The Manufacturer Magazine) along with government … Continue reading

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Term & Short Termism

Prompted by the sale of several apparently successful UK engineering and manufacturing firms this year e.g. Invensys to Schneider Electric in August,  I feel that this grow-and-sell behaviour is reinforced, if not driven, by the short-term mindset, still common in British commercial culture and finance. It … Continue reading

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Laissez-faire Capitalism: Thoughts

OK. This is a bit rough around the edges,  unfinished and a month after I wrote it, but here goes… 7th Feb 2012: I’m writing this post in response to Will Stirling’s interesting piece in The Manufacturer  on “Manufacturing and the … Continue reading

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UK Manufacturing: 3000 BAE Jobs Cut ?

I’m just hearing (wake up BBC Business !) that BAE Systems are likely to cut 3000 jobs in Lancs, on the back of reduced defence spending. This is an attrocious indication for UK manufacturing, not just for aerospace and defence. Discuss To … Continue reading

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