The New Normal

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Peter Day travels to the British 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?

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28 minutes

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Sun 20 Jan 2013 15:32 GMT

Contributors to this programme

 

Stuart Fell

Chairman, Metal Assemblies Ltd

 

Mark Smith

Regional Chairman, Price Waterhouse Coopers Birmingham

 

Mike Molesworth

Managing Director, Dennis Eagle

 

Dr Mark Swift

Head of SME Programmes at Warwick Manufacturing Group

 

Jim Griffin

Managing Director, Automotive Insulations

 

Professor Irene Ng,

Head of Service Systems Research, WMG, Warwick University

 

 

 

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