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How the manufacturing industry is future proofing against pandemics

The manufacturing industry, like all sectors, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, from supply chains to the factory floor. Tim Parkinson, Airedale Springs’ Chairman, believes that something has to change now, so that manufacturers can prevent a similar situation from happening again.

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The real reason female engineers are still a rarity

There’s no denying that there is a gender imbalance when it comes to engineering. In the UK, only 12% of engineers are female.

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What COVID-19 has shown us about industrial adaptability and pivoting

Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, the world’s response has changed the face of industry. Industrial businesses reacted in numerous ways, and there are lessons to be learned by looking at these responses. Here, George Walker, Managing Director of Novotek UK and Ireland, asks: what has industry done to change for the better in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Coal and COVID: The road to recovery

For my first editorial column, I thought I’d investigate the impact of the pandemic on the environment.

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