In Uncertain Times, Keep Calm and Innovate

Dick Elsy, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, blogs about why Scottish manufacturers need to keep innovating – even in these uncertain times.   The UK is reflecting on its place in the global market. As the full political and economic implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not be known […]

TENTE International GmbH: Success through Continuous Improvement

Cedrik Platt works in the industrial engineering planning department for TENTE ROLLEN with a prominent role in the company’s production and productivity system. Here he gives an insight into the reasons for their continued success.  For over 90 years, TENTE Castors have been manufacturing and selling an invention that moves mankind, the wheel. With market segments in continuous […]

Get into Rail: A User’s Guide to Trading in the UK Rail Sector

Robert Hopkin, Executive Director at the Rail Alliance provides a guide to the opportunities of, and requirements for, trading in the UK Rail Sector. Robert will also be presenting a “Get into Rail” workshop at the upcoming SMAS 2016 Conference. If you follow the onward march of the high speed railway campaign throughout the United […]

UK Manufacturing – When will the good times return?

Rhys Herbert, Senior Macroeconomist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking asks when will the good times return for UK manufacturing? UK manufacturing has had has had a torrid time of it of late and its performance since the financial crisis has generally been tepid at best. Output declined last year and has fallen in three of […]