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Friday, June 24, 2022
New research has revealed a worrying lack of awareness of pollution prevention requirements for specific manufacturing processes, which may be putting businesses at risk of unlimited penalties.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
A number of SME manufacturers, including several supported by our Manufacturing Growth Fund, were recognised with awards at Lancashire’s 2022 Red Rose Awards in June.
Monday, June 20, 2022
Welcoming people into your factory on National Manufacturing Day is a great way to inspire much-needed young people into the engineering profession, as Manufacturer Advisor Steve Wilkinson explains from his own experience.
Monday, May 23, 2022
If you want to realise improvements in your competitiveness, you first need to understand exactly how your process works in reality, not just how you think it works. That’s where Value Stream Mapping (VSM) comes in – and the Lancashire Manufacturing Growth Fund can help.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Social media, e-commerce, blogs, SEO… the online world can seem like a daunting space to an SME manufacturing business. Nevertheless, effective digital marketing is now a crucial consideration for any successful enterprise, even the most traditional of B2B manufacturers.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Cyber attacks are becoming more elaborate and convincing every year, but too many businesses are not taking it seriously. We explore why SME manufacturers are particularly in danger, how COVID-19 has increased the risks and what you need to do to boost your defences.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Organisations that value firefighting and heroic firefighters more than they value learning – and developing good problem-solvers – will struggle to achieve manufacturing excellence.
Monday, February 21, 2022
Established in 1965, Fox Timber supplies a wide range of timber products to both trade customers and the general public, including treated (tanalised) timber, fence posts and gates, and firewood and briquettes. The majority of these products are designed and produced in its own workshops.
Saturday, January 1, 2022
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Thursday, December 2, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many manufacturing firms short on cash. In this blog we explain why ‘cash is king’ in business, share some tips on how to improve liquidity and outline the cashflow risks every business needs to be prepared for.