Category Archives: technology

Reflections on the Apollo programme

Last month rekindled a lot of childhood memories for me with the 50th anniversary of the first of the Apollo moon landings on July 20th 1969. As a seven year old, the whole Apollo programme fascinated me and inspired me … Continue reading

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RSM supported event at Rayner

I was very pleased to be invited to be part of a panel at a recent event organised by RSM at Sussex company Rayner, a specialist innovator and manufacturer of intraocular lenses. The event consisted of a presentation by Rayner, followed … Continue reading

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BEIS Industrial Energy Consultation

A very constructive meeting between BEIS officials, Trade bodies and manufacturing companies to discuss two schemes to reduce UK’s Carbon Footprint. It was an interesting meeting which discussed how to improve the efficiency of high energy use businesses but also … Continue reading

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MakeUK/APMG Parliamentary reception

  Rousing speeches  by Jonathan Reynolds MP Richard Harrington MP at the recent MakeUK APMG Parliamentary reception. An event to celebrate all that’s best about British Manufacturing and catch up with valued colleagues.

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Manufacturing Commission Inquiry

At the House of Lords recently with fellow Commissioners, Chair Lord Bilimoria CBE and Vice Chair Barry Sheerman MP to launch the Manufacturing Commission’s Inquiry “Making the Local Industrial Strategy work for Manufacturing”. An interesting and wide ranging discussion to … Continue reading

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Surrey Business School Business Insights Breakfast

Recently I attended an SBS Business Breakfast concerning the power of the platform economy.   Prof Annabelle Gawer from the business school gave a thought provoking presentation explaining how platforms such as Amazon, ebay and the Apple App store work … Continue reading

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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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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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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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