Employment and skills/all case studies

The Briggs brothers’ flying start to car making

Liverpool has been one of the fastest growing cities in the UK over the last ten years, so perhaps it's not surprising that one of the world's fastest cars is now accelerating out of the blocks from Merseyside. BAC, or Briggs Automotive Company to give its full name,… Read more »

Why training has been our best investment

It's a world-class manufacturer in the West Midlands. Each one of its 185 employees receive, on average, 200 hours of training each year. Tony Hague, managing director of Power Panel Electrical Systems on the importance of training, apprenticeships and why every company should "do its bit"… Read more »

Global in reach, flexible at home

Getting someone safely home from a remote part of the world - or getting specialists out there - requires speed, precision and a high degree of organisation. Medical evacuation and repatriation is hardly ever a straightforward business - whether it’s a heart attack, a road… Read more »

Flexible working

From 30 June all employees will have the statutory right to request flexible working. Flexible working is not just about your staff working part-time. It can include a variety of arrangements including job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, flexitime and annualised hours. As an… Read more »

Analyse this: the growth of Thyson Technology

The recent Manufacturing Advisory Service’s Barometer tells a story of sales growth and recruitment confidence among England’s smaller manufacturing companies. Record numbers are looking to take on staff. Seventy-three per cent of those surveyed expect to win more work between now and October and 59… Read more »