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Monday, August 16, 2021

Using Compassion in Manufacturing

Compassion and empathy are the basis for good business, good communication and good relationships, but they are not common traits the manufacturing sector is traditionally well-known for. We explain why that needs to change.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

UKCA marking: Are you ready?

Manufacturers who use the EU-recognised CE mark on their products face a rush to prepare for the replacement UKCA mark for use in Great Britain. We explain the differing requirements and what you need to do next.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Never underestimate the value of a happy, healthy workforce

With half of manufacturing workers saying their mental health has declined during the pandemic, we dive in and explain why staff engagement and wellbeing support is crucial to modern manufacturing and shares some proven ideas for building a happy, healthy and resilient workforce.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Wax manufacturers secure £5m deal following significant R&D funding

Chorley-based manufacturer Kerax Ltd has landed a £5 million distribution deal in Australia and increased its R&D capability after receiving a Manufacturing Growth Fund grant.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Business Continuity Planning: Are you prepared for any eventuality?

Business Continuity Planning is a must for every business, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain how to plan for the worst-case scenario, what processes need to be in place when disaster strikes, and why asking ‘What if?’ is such an important question.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lancashire luxury goods manufacturer expands into corporate market

Lancaster-based manufacturer Tinbox Angel makes luxury leather handbags and quality accessories. Demand for products has meant owner Amanda Gallagher has had to find new ways to ramp up production without losing authenticity.