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...