Insights

The challenges and opportunities facing marketers in 2017

In a recent report, CIM has revealed the key challenges currently facing marketers in 2017; Brexit, the role of brands, GDPR, digital, customer engagement and skills shortages. Findings from two research projects, one in partnership with YouGov and the other from CIM members, show that although in today’s customer-led world, marketing has never had such […]

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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

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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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Productivity in the face of adversity- markets & diversification

As businesses turn to Eastern Europe to lower the cost of manufacturing DS Smith diversify its product range to secure the future of its business and its workforce.

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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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The North East – home to the fastest growing manufacturing sector

The North East incorporates the very best of global and regional businesses, where each company adds their individual know-how and expertise to the cluster.

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National Living Wage – Employers encouraged to prepare now

Businesses should be preparing to adjust their pay rates and salary bandings to accommodate this legislation in time for 1 April 2016. Research suggests that...

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