There is a great saying – if you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got! It is a phrase we use often when those who are not technically qualified, or as experienced in machining, as others throw a wild or mad idea into the mix when brainstorming or problem solving.
The Corona virus crisis has highlighted how important it is for us all to work together - albeit at a distance. In British manufacturing, this has meant pooling our collective knowledge and resources across hundreds of miles and awkward, rolling restrictions on movement to create the best possible response to the biomedical engineering challenges created by the pandemic. Complex, vital machines, such as ventilators, brought together experts from sectors as varied as precision automotive engineering and clinically rated metal finishing in response the call to action from the Government and the need of the whole population.
This is a company that was set up for UK manufacturers to come together, to innovate as allies and to build networks closer to home.
And we are loving their new term for our wonderful engineering and manufacturing heroes – collaborationeers!
How perfectly this describes us all after the events and amazing achievements we’ve witnessed across the widest range of businesses and industries in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
For the last few months, we have been enjoying and applauding this new ethos of collaboration over competition - and this fabulous concept gives us the platform to harness the recent enthusiasm and recognition for UK manufacturers and manufacturing across the UK.
Are you concerned about the practicalities of re-opening or continuing to trade safely after lockdown? If you’re feeling bewildered about the dates, the regulations, and the potential impact that everything will have on your business, you’re not alone.
Many of us take a mental inventory of the year just gone as we count down the minutes to the New Year, and at Hone All we are lucky to have had numerous favourite moments to choose from last year.
For individuals and businesses campaigning for greater female representation in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, the Forward Ladies (FL) National Awards & Summit, held at the end of November 2019, was an extremely positive event. The National Awards Grand Final, held in a prestigious event at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, was the culmination of several FL regional contests that took part earlier in the year, with finalists from each being submitted to the grand final.
Here we are once again, looking forward to a new year. 2018 has been a busy and enjoyable year and we hope for more of the same in 2019!
The most inspirational individuals working in British industry in 2018, according to The Manufacturer Top 100 have been revealed. The list was announced at the exclusive event in Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre, and it is our great pleasure to announce that our Director, Andrea Rodney was featured for the second time.
When directly translated, an apprentice means ‘one who is learning’. It is a state of being that Einstein argues should be a perpetual condition of life. The moment we stop doing it, Einstein says - rather dramatically - we start dying. Well, our industry hasn’t died but the lack of apprenticeships and quality training over the last few decades has certainly created the disease now commonly referred to as the “skills gap”.