Category Archives: Policy

A new economy?

Reflecting on nearly six months of COVID-19 measures I must admit to some frustrations with the present administration for missing opportunities to deliver some positive strategic impact on the economy. The furlough scheme has been a lifesaver for some businesses … Continue reading

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COVID19 and the move to zero carbon

At the end of March 2020 the Daily Telegraph predicted that oil prices could go negative In the third week of April they did. As a consequence of this, CO2 emissions in the UK are dropping as consumption falls due … 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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A stimulative and informative day at the IBG Conference and India Business Awards

  I recently had the pleasure of being invited to attend both the inaugural Conference of the India Business Group – held at the prestigious Nash room at IoD Headquarters 116 Pall Mall and the India Business awards held at … 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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Cavendish hosts Shadow Minister

Very pleased along with colleagues Richard Salmon and Lisa Cowan to recently welcome Shadow Business and Trade Minister Bill Esterson to NWES’ North London offices to discuss the success of Cavendish Enterprise “Start & Grow” programme.   Fantastic success stories … 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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