Category Archives: Manufacturing & Engineering

CP Cases at Ocean Business

Helping out the team at CP Cases’ stand at the recent Ocean Business show in Southampton.   A really interesting show for businesses involved in off shore exploration and analysing the sea bed.   Such a wide range of interest … Continue reading

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Re-Manufacturing discussion at the House of Commons

  An afternoon supporting the Policy Connect All Party Parliamentary Groups Manufacturing and Sustainable Resource (APMG and APSRG) for a discussion to explore how public procurement can support Remanufacturing and create a more circular economy. An excellent session chaired by … Continue reading

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Deloitte connected supply chain

  A very interesting morning spent at the Deloitte connected supply chain installation with Policy Connect colleague Ben Carpenter Merritt and hosts Luciano Lo Tito and Benjamin Swyer. A fascinating exposition of 4IR and the connected supply chain demonstrating some … Continue reading

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Recent speech at the “Made in the South East” awards

I was honoured recently to be asked to speak at this year’s Made in the South East Manufacturing Awards Dinner. A great evening with so many fantastic businesses competing. Congratulations to all of the winners. Also many thanks to @Philip … Continue reading

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All Party Manufacturing Group roundtable

It was a pleasure to Chair the recent APMG event in Westminster with our keynote speaker Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business and International Trade. It was a lively discussion with excellent contributions from Lee Hopley, Will McGarrigle and … Continue reading

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Nurturing talent in the manufacturing sector

I recently posted an article on LinkedIn from “The Engineer” outlining the best way to get a job in engineering post graduation.   The comments below the article from graduates struggling to find work resonated with me. The common theme … Continue reading

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Brexit and Immigration

I guess amongst all of the current concerns causing uncertainty for businesses, a major one is  immigration. Coming from a manufacturing background I realise how dependent many companies have become on migrants from central europe to plug serious skills gaps … Continue reading

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Back to the Future- the rise of Servitization

Some readers will have heard of “Industry 4.0”. This is the fourth industrial revolution which will revolutionise both manufacturing and our society as a whole. Alongside things such as additive manufacturing (3d printing) and IoT (the internet of things) Industry … Continue reading

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Comments on “Brexit”, executive pay and rail transport- so nothing controversial there then!

I’ve attached some of my recent articles in the press in both Platinum Business Magazine and South East Business magazine. I’ve tried to tackle some very controversial subjects and give a pragmatic view- at least I’ve hoped so!    

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Addressing the gender gap

Here’s my latest article in South East Business magazine discussing an issue where progress still needs to be made.     The published article can be found here

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