Interviews - People

David Cameron: Q&A 

David Cameron tells us why his love for engineering is the real deal and how he'd react if one of his children decided to pursue a career in production rather than parliament

Cameron interview 

David Cameron tells us why his love for engineering is the real deal and how he'd react if one of his children decided to pursue a career in production rather than ...

Shop talk 

Company doctor Adrian Girling on the right medicine for British manufacturing.

Shop talk 

Cy Wilkinson, managing director of Cressall Resistors talks about the drive to self-improvement.

Shop Talk 

In WM's Shop Talk column, Alan McLenaghan of Saint-Gobain Glass describes his perfectionist's journey from Glasgow to Minnesota – and a fondness for Scottish bread.

Shop Talk 

WM's Shop Talk gets under the skin of the men and women on the frontline of UK factories. Here, Anne Kirkland of Aimia Foods discusses work, football, Egyptology... and ...

Shop Talk 

WM's Shop Talk gets under the skin of the men and women on the frontline of UK factories. Here, Siemens Mobility's supply chain director Gary Winstanley reveals his ...

Plane speaking 

High labour costs, poor supply links and terrible weather… why does Canada's Bombardier Aerospace build planes in Belfast? Site boss Michael Ryan reveals the outstanding ...

Shop Talk 

WM's Shop Talk gets under the skin of the men and women on the frontline of UK factories. Here, Arla's production manager Jason Cairns explains why his Christmas ...

Shop Talk 

WM's Shop Talk gets under the skin of the men and women on the frontline of UK factories. Kirk White, 30, engineering team leader at Gripple in Sheffield, recalls ...

Stepping up to the Mark 

Manufacturers say the job market is saturated with a generation of the illiterate and unemployable. So what's Mark Prisk, the man behind future industry policy, going to ...

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Shop Talk 

WM's Shop Talk gets under the skin of the men and women on the frontline of UK factories. Here Bill Wilkinson of filtration firm Camfil Farr talks about his journey to ...

Shop Talk 

Lesley Dixon, 47, on life as value stream manager at Factory of the Year, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing

Shop Talk 

Andrew Churchill, 42, on life as MD of family-owned precision engineering company JJ Churchill

Safety at all costs 

Manufacturers in breach of health and safety laws could face paying for HSE inspections. Billed as 'cost recovery', it's one of the more controversial proposals from the ...

Sign of the times 

Ford has pledged £1.5bn to make Britain its low carbon manufacturing hub. UK chairman Joe Greenwell tells Max Gosney why bridging the skills crisis will be essential to ...

American idol 

The UK has long been a follower of US fashion. Bob Davis of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence tells Max Gosney about the latest manufacturing trends heading ...

Practical examination 

Government's role in addressing the skills crisis is vital and, according to skills minister John Hayes, it's one it will not shirk. Paul Fanning reports

Magnifying class 

It's crystal clear that manufacturing needs to be a bigger part of the UK economy. Achieving that requires more focused national resources, GKN's Andy Reynolds-Smith ...