German mittelstand lessons for UK firms and businesses

Germans use the word "mittelstand" for the millions of middle-sized companies that form the backbone of their booming economy, and some in Britain reckon the model could teach UK industries a few lessons.

Adam Fleming reports from Dortmund where he spoke to Dr Lutz Aschke, LIMO managing director, Dirk Schroeder of Anker Schroeder, business development engineer Colin Jacobs, and Pascal Ledune of the Dortmund Economic Development Agency.

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