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Collaboration is the key to success

Collaboration is the key as Sarginsons Technology Centre goes from strength to strength By Gavin Shipley, Sarginsons Technology Centre manager   Although the last few weeks have been tough in business, our Technology Centre is proving to be a real success story. By putting collaboration at the heart of everything we do, we are seeing… Read more »

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Coronavirus: the shock UK manufacturing needs?

  Is a dose of coronavirus the cure for the decline in western manufacturing? Here is Sarginsons’ chairman Mark Nunan on why a global pandemic might just be what the doctor ordered   All manufacturers know that dual sourcing is the bedrock of a robust supply chain, but how many really follow established best practice,… Read more »

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Is the HS2 a case of flogging a dead horse?

The business case for a high-speed rail track between London and Birmingham was first pitched to David Cameron in 2009. In the decade since, the HS2 has become something of an albatross – and a hungry one at that. At the last reckoning, total expenditure on the project was estimated at £106 billion, making it… Read more »

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Why EVs and AVs will be everywhere sooner than you think

  We can all be guilty of shrugging off the “disruptive” – and experts are more guilty than most. The AV revolution is coming – and far sooner than you think.   Speaking in 2016 about the advent of driverless cars, Stanford lecturer and author Tony Seba recalled the failure of McKinsey & Co to… Read more »

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Energy storage subsidies now: My Budget wish for the auto industry

This year’s Budget poses a massive challenge for new chancellor Rishi Sunak. Brexit, coronavirus and the Yorkshire Tea row will no doubt be keeping him extremely busy – but I’m hoping he’ll be able to continue paving the way to getting more autonomous vehicles on the road this year. While the Budget is set to include… Read more »

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