Our Brexit Diary – May 2017

May.. May..May – it’s been quite a month and the careful planning of election campaigns has been frustrated by all sorts from the down-right stupid to awful, awful tragedies. This diary is about Brexit though and how it may affect our ballscrew business especially the...

NOT ALL BALLSCREW REPAIRS ARE EQUAL

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF BEFORE SENDING YOUR BALLSCREW FOR REPAIR Refurbishing a ballscrew is a sensible and cost effective option for many maintenance and machine tool re-builders but how do you know you are using a ballscrew repair company with the necessary...

Our Brexit Diary – April 2017

As if there wasn’t enough uncertainty for the UK’s small businesses – we now have an election day to deal with.  Ironic that ‘now is not the time’ was the reason given to the SNP to hold off from their second independence referendum.  We...

We’ve had our photos taken!

To mark the appointment of Anne Ford as MD and Mehdi Sabet as Technical R&D Director we have had our photos taken – not sure about them but would highly recommend the photographer Lesley Bee from Hinckley.  Let me know what you...
What next for BREXIT?

What next for BREXIT?

Well – it seems clear from the news so far that it will take some time for the picture for business post-Brexit to emerge. No doubt we will survive regardless of the deal our politicians strike with the EU and the rest of the world but in what shape? Until we...
Summer Shutdown plays havoc with productivity

Summer Shutdown plays havoc with productivity

Latest figures indicate that the UK still has an issue with productivity. The gap between the UK and the G7 average is widening.  Its a long term problem which seems to be getting worse with subsequent governments having failed to close the gap.  PGM Reball has a...
Why should we buy British?

Why should we buy British?

Time after time I get shocked at the prices we have to pay in the UK compared to prices further afield.   In our Office we have started to refer to this phenomenon as ‘Rip off Britain’ but the problem is that it’s really hurting our manufacturing industry....
Should we stay or should we go?

Should we stay or should we go?

As the deadline for applying to vote in the EU Referendum approaches what would be the impact on the UK’s small engineering businesses of leaving the World’s largest trading ‘club’ after 40 years of membership? As a fifty something born in the mid-1960s I have never...
The MACH 2016 Effect

The MACH 2016 Effect

Billed as the UK’s Premier Technology Event the “MACH” as it is known in Engineering circles takes place every 2 years at the NEC in Birmingham. The fortunes of the MACH are a fair reflection on the demise of the UK’s manufacturing sector...