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An Overview of Automotive Sector Trends and the Possible Impact of Brexit

Earlier this month, I attended a seminar at JLR’s Castle Bromwich Site.  The event was organised by the BPF and its aim was to shed some light on the current state of the UK automotive market and likely scenarios resulting from a range of Brexit outcomes.

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UK Plastics Industry: Post-Brexit

Thursday 23rd of June 2016, the date where the residents of Britain voted to leave the EU, ultimately beginning the process of Brexit.  After the public voted and the decision was made, a question had been raised by many; how will this affect the economy?

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Brexit – Where Are We Now?

There are times when I envy an ostrich, or at least the behaviour we have been led to associate with an ostrich! This is especially true when it comes to Brexit. Wouldn’t it be nice just to shut it all out and be left alone to get on with things?

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The Challenge of Static Never Stands Still

Despite the ongoing Brexit negotiations, Europe remains a key export market for many UK manufacturers. 

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Should Systems Companies Sub-contract?

With fluctuating demand continuing, economic uncertainty making major capital spend less appealing, Euroseal look at how systems houses could pick up the slack in their capacity without major investment.

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Reflecting on the Early Effect of Brexit on Material Prices

It has not been long since Article 50 was triggered on 29th March 2017, however as a UK plastics manufacturing business, Pentagon Plastics are already starting to feel its effects when it comes to the purchasing of thermoplastic materials.

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How Can UK Manufacturing Respond to the Triggering of Article 50?

With Article 50 now activated (March 2017), Brexit isn’t something that may happen, it’s here and we now rely on the UK Government and economists to get the best deals for Britain. Here, Paul Edwards of British firm Pentagon Plastics, discusses his own response to Article 50 as a manufacturing business owner, and how businesses can make positive strides into a potentially uncertain future.
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Brexit – Should we Export, or Stop Importing?

By Simon Anderson – MD of LVS Small Plastic Parts

Like most SME’s, the Brexit vote came as a shock to LVS Small Plastic Parts last year.  As part of the larger business community, we felt that a status quo would be the best outcome for the manufacturing sector.  Our own business being so heavily aligned to the automotive sector helped to reinforce this opinion.

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