It seems that, despite what is sometimes inferred in the news, the Manufacturing industry is actually enjoying a period of growth. Research by the London Stock Exchange Group has found that one in six manufacturers has re-shored activities to the…

A ‘debilitating’ lack of technical skills is holding back the West Midlands economy, a new report claims. It found manufacturers across the region struggling to fill 11,800 technical roles – nearly half of them in the Black Country. The research…

Organisations which have introduced advanced automation into their workplace are seeing revenue growth, job creation and greater employee satisfaction, according to a new global survey. By 2018, almost half of companies (46) said they would need greater automation to handle…

West Midlands manufacturing businesses have enjoyed a sound financial performance over the past month, while the tourism sector continues to struggle, according to the latest sector tracking report from insolvency and restructuring body R3. The statistics, compiled using Bureau Van…

Small to Medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) in the West Midlands are being urged to take part in the next National Manufacturing Barometer, in order to help shape future Government policy and highlight current trends and opportunities. The rallying call, made…

The Manufacturer’s editorial director, Nick Peters speaks with Dr Steven Barr, managing director of Hennik Edge, about what impact a ‘hard brexit’ could have on the UK’s manufacturing sector. The EEF has told the government that UK manufacturing could not…

Founder and CEO of Brompton Bicycles, Will Butler-Adams OBE, has criticised the country’s pervasive pessimism towards Brexit, describing concerns as being “overrated”. Butler-Adams made the comment during the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group’s Exporting after Brexit debate in the House of…

Britain’s factories are growing at their fastest pace in more than three years, helped by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote and a recovery in core markets in Europe, a survey showed on Monday….

Take Charge of Life, One Decision at a Time

A while back I spoke with a young salesman named Ted who lamented that he got too many think-it-overs and most of those vanished into thin air right after his best presentation. In our discussion, I learned that Ted was…

Are you capable of making one single positive change to your selling behavior?

When you last went shopping for a big-ticket item, were you a bit nervous, did you have any concerns? Probably so. We usually worry, at least a little bit, that we might make a buying mistake. Am I getting the…