Dan Stephens, Contributing Editor

The longest standing journalist on the team, Dan has been writing for Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine since its inception, with an expert understanding of the issues and challenges presently being faced in the manufacturing industry, brings to the table an unrivalled understanding and clarity. Maintaining a highly specialised interest in engineering and steel fabrication for the construction industry, and, as such has an expert-level understanding of structural and civil engineering as vital components in maintaining the nation's core infrastructure.

MEM Awards

Jane Robinson Is Keen To Find The Best In The MEM Awards

Jane Robinson, co-founder and director of Cutting Technologies Ltd, a £3m turnover laser cutting and engraving business based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will appear as a judge in MEM’s inaugural manufacturing and engineering awards. Robinson was the first judge to be announced and the member of the Regional Advisory Board of the EEF (Engineering Employers …

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Steve Statham Is Eager To Find The Best Of The Best In The MEM Awards

Steve Statham, one of our judges in the inaugural MEM Awards, is eager to find the best of the best within manufacturing and engineering. The Head of Group Business Development at MTC, Statham is an accomplished business consultant with almost 20 years experience in innovation and R&D related activities. He began his career with Pera …

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Robert Keen Admits BIFA Is In The Dark On Brexit

This month we’ve heard from Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), about Brexit and it seems one of the UK’s leading industry associations is as much in the dark as Joe Public. Keen was quick to point out the lack of information about possible Brexit implications in his address at …

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It’s Time To Enter The MEM Awards

Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine is all set to launch the inaugural MEM Awards, an awards ceremony celebrating best practice, innovation and thought leadership throughout the industry. Now is the time to get involved… Trade awards are a crucial way to promote best practice, identify and pursue new trends, and reward industry leaders for their innovation, …

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John Moylan Says UK Must Brace Itself For Brexit Woes Despite Toyota Making Britain Part Of Its Long-Term Future

John Moylan, the BBC’s car manufacturing correspondent, says the UK must brace itself for Brexit woes despite Toyota making Britain part of its long-term future. The BBC’s car manufacturing correspondent John Moylan says, despite Toyota announcing plans to upgrade its UK plant with its New Global Architecture, its new system for producing vehicles worldwide, UK …

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Report Reveals Fears UK Education System Is Failing The Engineering Sector

The UK education system “will not fulfil the needs of the engineering sector by 2025” according to a Tata report with 63% of engineers believing reforms must be made to meet the needs of the sector. More than 500 members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers said in a recent survey that UK education should …

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Despite Rising Costs UK Manufacturing Remains Bouyant

“With another month of PMI data above the long-run average, and solidly in expansion territory, manufacturers must surely have a spring in their step this month,” said Justin Benson, a Director at KPMG Commenting on the recently revealed Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI figures, Justin Benson, a director in KPMG’s manufacturing practice, said UK manufacturers had …

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6 Reasons Why Setting Up A Business In The UK Is A Good Thing Post-Brexit

The British public has spoken. Democracy has fulfilled its purpose…if that purpose was to increase division, suspicion and fear that is! But as the dust settles, there are plenty of reasons to be positive in a post-Brexit Britain Get Set…Go: Entrepreneur Grants & Tax Reliefs There are lots of incentives for entrepreneurs to set up …

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Robot Killer: US Manufacturing Facility Suffers Worker Death As Machine Dismisses Safety Protocol

Those of us wary of a future run by robots just got their worst nightmares confirmed. Okay, we’re a few years away from autonomous two-legged machines wandering around our high streets carrying out tasks for their controllers and sitting at our dining tables joining in with conversation but that hasn’t stopped simpler computer-controlled machines from …

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UK Car Manufacturing Output Declines in October

Why British Manufacturers Have A Positive Outlook In 2017

Construction and manufacturing businesses enjoyed a strong end to 2016 thus generating renewed optimism for 2017. Across both sectors, growth was experienced and, despite the Brexit vote, the outlook remains bright. Official figures show the UK economy remains buoyant with City economists seeing growth figures coming in higher than expected. Indeed, estimates that the UK …

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Why British Manufacturing Is Booming (And Why It’s Getting Even Better)

British manufacturing is booming. There’s a hundred reasons to be optimistic. Productivity Growing Currently the ninth largest manufacturer in the world, Britain’s annual output of £190bn has seen our output per hour improve within the sector three times faster than it has in the economy as a whole. Growth Witnessed by Most UK Manufacturers It …

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