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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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We say we support UK manufacturing – our Moulders have shown their commitment – is it time for YOU to put money where your mouth is?

USA manufacturing is booming and riding the crest of the Re-Shoring wave. But I’m fearful we’re losing steam in the UK………

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Would we need to be buying in now if we hadn’t started by selling out……

It is fantastic to see UK Manufacturing enjoying a renaissance especially in the Plastic Injection Moulding sector where we have a new buzz word called ‘reshoring’. I can’t help wondering though whether too many businesses were quick to sell out to what was perceived to be the ‘Holy Grail’ in manufacturing in the first place. I wrestle with this question that is rarely asked…

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Thank you China!

Thank you China! You made us better, more efficient, improved lead-times, enabled us to make profit from poor quality tools and now it’s less competitive for the Far East to win more business – overseas competition was a good thing!

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Subcontractors: where are you? Put your head above the pulpit your country needs you

I’ve never known a time when sub contractors are in such huge demand. The manufacturing industry is hastily training new recruits and although slowly making progress, it has a lot of catching up to do.

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Do we feel guilty to make a profit with our new found honesty?

Have the true entrepreneurs gone? Have we forgot how to make money? Are we scared to put prices up for risk of losing business?

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