MGN Insight – Reaping the benefits of Apprentices

Kate Wickham, MD of Gateshead based specialist print manufacturer Gate 7

By Philip Cunliffe, Regional Business Editor at Insider The head of a Gateshead manufacturing business has spoken about the difficulties of getting the right young apprentices into the business. Kate Wickham, the managing director of decal manufacturer Gate 7, was interviewed by Insider for the first edition of the Manufacturing Growth Network (MGN). Gate 7, […]

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MGN Insight – Supportive Customers the Key to Exporting Success

By Laurence Kilgannon, Insider’s Digital News Editor Seaham-based family dairy processing company Prima Cheese has recently broken into China to expand its growing list of overseas customers. Already supplying its cheese products into Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, the move into the lucrative Chinese market was the next logical step. And Prima Cheese now has its […]

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MGN Insight – Process Improvements to Boost Productivity

Focussing on efficiency gains and cost reductions has seen the company make numerous changes to the way the business operates.

By Philip Cunliffe, Business Editor of Insider Media A strong forward order book has led metal roofing and cladding systems manufacturer CA Group to not only expand its facility in Evenwood, County Durham, but to make process improvements to further boost its productivity. The focus on efficiency gains and cost reductions has seen the company […]

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How do we attract tomorrow’s talent to manufacturing?

By Julie Mordue As one of the top 5 UK regions for advanced manufacturing, the pressure on sourcing skilled talent in the North East region heightens the need for each employer to define their long term talent strategy. In a competitive talent market manufacturing is not always viewed as offering the most attractive career prospects […]

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Combining technology with production

Hyperdrive Innovation managing director of operations Chris Pennison speaks to Julie Mordue, client relationship manager at NRG about combining technology with production, increased productivity and innovative engineering projects which are already in line with the government’s ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ green paper to deliver affordable energy and clean growth. Hyperdrive Innovation is a disruptor to […]

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Why schools should visit factories as well as farms

Emma Clement, Industrial Engineer at Tharsus Group talks to Julie Mordue, Client Relationship Manager at NRG about her career in manufacturing engineering, her inspirations and the driving forces behind her vocational choices. Emma was a student at Durham School for Girls and always had a passion for anything to do with space; she revelled in […]

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Overcoming challenges for women in a male-dominated industry

Durham manufacturing business Taylormade Timber’s newly appointed Production & Engineering Director Lisa Thompson speaks to Julie Mordue, Client Relationship Manager, NRG about her career as a woman, in manufacturing. Taylormade Timber is a family run business headquartered in Sherburn Hill, Durham. Using modern milling and processing equipment they manufacture bespoke home grown fencing, pallet and […]

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Operational Efficiency Through Temporary Workforce

Calsonic Kansei logo

Calsonic Kansei Europe is a supplier of heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components headquartered in the UK with operations spread throughout Europe in Spain, Romania, Russia, France and Germany, CK’s UK manufacturing operation relies on a flexible workforce of up to 20% to work alongside their permanent employees. In 2013, Calsonic […]

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Helping Britain Prosper Through Productivity Growth

Lloyds Productivity

Here is the latest whitepaper from Lloyds Bank Business published 16/11/2016 ‘Understanding the Puzzle’ Helping Britain Prosper Through Productivity Growth

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Next Gen Workforce at world-leading electrical engineering company

Key to Sevcon’s innovate DNA is its investment in people; a huge amount of money is spent securing a skilled pipeline of staff to support future growth.

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