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An Interview with Phil Cutting Chief Executive of Commercial Lighting Systems In previous interviews for Manufacturing Matters we have discussed the UK focus on bespoke solutions rather than competing on a like-for-like basis. Phil Cutting says that Commercial Lighting Systems is no different; rather than competing with cheap Chinese supply they are focused on supplying custo ...

An Interview with Rod Clarke Managing Director of BVM Embedded Intelligence BVM Embedded Intelligence are a UK Manufacturer of industrial computing solutions, from motherboards to touch screen panel PCs. We spoke to Rod Clarke, MD, about how a UK manufacturer can be competitive in the world of electronic components. As with much of the UK Manufacturing industry, it is the bes ...

An Interview with Tony Lockwood Managing Director of BOFA International BOFA International are a leading supplier of fume extraction technology. Tony Lockwood, MD, talks about the huge growth that the company has experienced, whilst fighting to keep the core values of flexibility and innovation in the products that they provide. With significant investments in IT and R&D, ...

An Interview with Kevin Lancaster Founder and Director of Aqua Cooling Systems Aqua Cooling is a global supplier of process cooling equipment. With a head office in Fareham, the company currently buys in standard or made to order units, modifying them for bespoke orders. With the current high levels of growth, Kevin discusses the pros and cons of manufacturing in the UK, as w ...

A Few Myths and Bad Ideas with GDPR Hopefully some of our previous blogs about GDPR, such as the ICO guidelines and practical implementation of GDPR, have been helpful. Having done a lot of research, as well as having conversations with business owners, there are a number of myths and bad ideas that are circling the General Data Protection Regulations. There is a lot of “You n ...

GDPR - A Practical View If you have read our previous blogs on what is GDPR and the ICO advice on GDPR, you will know that the General Data Protection Regulations apply to your business and need to be conformed to by May 2018. You will also know that there is a lot to take in and actioning all of the requirements is causing a lot of headaches! However, to help launch your GDPR ...

What on Earth is GDPR?! We have been speaking to a lot of businesses about GDPR, and the response is one of two options: I have no idea what you are talking about, GDP-what? Oh don’t talk to me about GDPR, it is the bane of my life! We read all sorts of figures about the high percentage of UK businesses, especially in the SMB space, that have no plan, willing or even aw ...

An Interview with Martin Hennessey Managing Director of Austin Hughes Europe The latest in our series of Manufacturing Matters interviews features Martin Hennessey of Austin Hughes Europe. As a leading manufacturer and supplier of Data Centre management and administration solutions, we spoke to their MD to find out about their balance between UK and overseas manufacture. Thei ...

An Interview with Rodney McMahon Managing Director of Morgan Contract Furniture The second in our series of Manufacturing Matters Interviews, running up to the report we commissioned from Decision Magazine, is now here. We spoke with the MD of Morgan Contract Furniture, Rodney McMahon, about his views of the manufacturing industry, especially with regard to IT and technology ...

Manufacturing Matters A major report commissioned by Dynamics Consultants will demonstrate the world-class attributes of manufacturers based in the south of England, with a consideration of their particular qualities and their take on technology, globalisation, the supply chain, customer expectation, and the availability of the skill-sets required now and in the future.Each fo ...

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