The Power of Manufacturing

The making of our nation

7 November 2015 9:00 am

For many years, manufacturing was the lifeblood of Britain. But since the 1960s its share of both GDP and employment…

With heavy industry all but extinct, what are factories for in 21st-century Britain?

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Our heavy industry days may have gone, but we lead the world at hi-tech wizardry, says Martin Vander Weyer

Industry’s next revolution will be powered by high technology

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Our mighty heritage is the foundation for a bright,high-tech future says Business Secretary Sajid Javid

Productivity is Britain’s Achilles heel but big business is leading by example

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Big business is sharing know-how to boost manufacturing output, says BAE Systems chairman Sir Roger Carr

A Brompton engineer assembles the drivetrain system on a folding bicycle at their factory in Brentford, West London

Let’s step it up a gear for engineering

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Highly qualified engineers need a government-backed image boost, says Brompton Bikes MD Will Butler-Adams

The brain train: engineering and manufacturing need our brightest young people

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Steering our brightest young people towards manufacturing is vital to keep economic recovery on track, says Ross Clark

Combining practical work with academic study can kick-start a rewarding career without student debt

A degree of experience: what apprenticeships offer our brightest young people

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Four high-flying apprentices tell Camilla Swift how they had to defy school pressure pushing them towards university

Manufacturing by numbers

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Jobs are down but things are looking up