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The New Normal

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 November 2012

Peter Day travels to the Midlands to find out how beleaguered manufacturers are coping with the most difficult economy in decades. The region used to be the metal bashing heartland of the country but now manufacturers, service providers and entrepreneurs starting their own companies are all struggling to find a way to keep profitable in an era of low growth. What lessons have been learned over the past five years and how can the past help plan the way forward for the future?

Contributors to this programme:

Stuart Fell
Chairman, Metal Assemblies Ltd

Mark Smith,
Regional Chairman, Price Waterhouse Coopers Birmingham

Ricardo Morcilo
Owner, Chase Park Café

Linda Arrowsmith
Chase Park Café

Mike Molesworth
Managing Director, Dennis Eagle

James Martin
Partner, Moore Stephens, Birmingham and Midlands Regional Representative for R3 Insolvency trade body

Sally Hares
Director, Hare's Moor Diy Curry

Paul Kalinauckas
Chief Executive, Black Country Reinvestment Society

Claire Dowdall and Chris Pritchard
Jelly Attendees

Dr Mark Swift
Head of SME Programmes at Warwick Manufacturing Group

Jim Griffin
Managing Director, Automotive Insulations.

  • Contributors to this programme

    Stuart Fell Chairman, Metal Assemblies Ltd Mark Smith, Regional Chairman, Price Waterhouse Coopers Birmingham Ricardo Morcilo Owner, Chase Park Café Linda Arrowsmith Chase Park Café Mike Molesworth Managing Director, Dennis Eagle James Martin Partner, Moore Stephens, Birmingham and Midlands Regional Representative for R3 Insolvency trade body Sally Hares Director, Hare’s Moor Diy Curry Paul Kalinauckas Chief Executive, Black Country Reinvestment Society Claire Dowdall and Chris Pritchard Jelly Attendees Dr Mark Swift Head of SME Programmes at Warwick Manufacturing Group Jim Griffin Managing Director, Automotive Insulations

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