Welcome to our latest issue of our member magazine, Insights, packed with news, expert opinion and insight for manufacturing businesses.

In this issue, we share fascinating stories from businesses backing UK manufacturing, reflect on the success of the industry from IFB week and Make it Britain, plus, discuss what's next on the political agenda. We inform you of the latest legislation impacting your business as well as keep you informed on skills, latest innovation, business news and much more...

Insights - late summer 2014

What's more, Canon's latest article, A supply chain. The future of manufacturing reveals that the sector is moving towards a third industrial revolution. Now its even more important that manufacturers look to continue growth, by investing in robust information strategies and technology that will ensure they keep up with the pace of the industry.

Plus, find out how you can help shape and inspire engineering students from The University of Bolton by offering them challenging ‘real life’ mechanical and electrical engineering projects.



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Trade Body of the Year, Public Affairs Awards 2011; Best Rebrand by Sector - manufacturing and Best Implementation of a Rebrand