The New Normal
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:
Chairman, Metal Assemblies Ltd
Regional Chairman, Price Waterhouse Coopers Birmingham
Owner, Chase Park Café
Chase Park Café
Managing Director, Dennis Eagle
Partner, Moore Stephens, Birmingham and Midlands Regional Representative for R3 Insolvency trade body
Director, Hare's Moor Diy Curry
Chief Executive, Black Country Reinvestment Society
Claire Dowdall and Chris Pritchard
Dr Mark Swift
Head of SME Programmes at Warwick Manufacturing Group
Managing Director, Automotive Insulations.