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New Manufacturing in the UK

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 April 2014

UK Manufacturing has been under heavy pressure for decades but now there are signs of resurgence. Peter Day reports from Britain's former steel capital, Sheffield, on what it takes to survive and prosper in an intensely globalising world.

  • Contributors to this programme

    Adrian Allen, Commercial Director, University of Sheffield Advance Manufacturing Research Centre 


    Tim Chapman, Communications  Director,  University of Sheffield Advance Manufacturing Research Centre


    Dr Gareth Morgan, Managing Director, Advance Manufacturing Limited


    Phil Harpham, Group Manager, Siemens


    Craig Berry Research Fellow, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield


    Gordon Macrae and Hugh Facey, Gripple


    David Grey, Group Managing Director, OSL Holdings


    David Hall, CEO Polypipe 


    Alison Bettac, Training Director, Advance Manufacturing Research Centre


    Mark Kirby, Technical Director, Technicut









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