Service Delivery Specialist & Global Process Owner
Alex Wallace is the Service Delivery Specialist & Global Process Owner for Borescope Inspection at Rolls-Royce, we discuss How Digital Transformation has reshaped his role in engine maintenance, The Rise of the Digital Twin in Engine Inspection, Engine Maintenance as Keyhole Surgery Safety and Innovation in Manufacturing.
September 7, 2023
How Rolls-Royce Drives Cost Savings and Improves Safety through Digital Transformation
September 5, 2023
The Power of Employee Ownership: Insights from Scott Bader CEO Kevin Matthews
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Matthews is the Chief Executive Officer at Scott Bader, we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the employee-owned structure, potential impact of UK's regulatory framework post-Brexit and the importance of a clear long-term strategy for manufacturing.
August 31, 2023
The PR Problem of Manufacturing: Perception vs. Reality
Russell Watkins is the co-founder of Sempai, we discuss the PR problem in manufacturing, including public perception and misconceptions about the industry, the challenge of attracting and retaining talent in manufacturing, particularly with younger generations, the challenges and advantages for smaller manufacturers in lean implementation and the importance of human decision-making in the face of advancing AI technology.
August 29, 2023
The Great Manufacturing Bounce back: Assessing the Industry's Resilience Amidst Uncertainty
Fhaheen Khan is the Senior Economist at Make UK, we discuss industry rebound in the second quarter after a weak 2022, brexit's impact on manufacturing companies, sector-specific performance in manufacturing, recovery and investments in decarbonisation.
August 21, 2023
From Family-Owned to Global Powerhouse: The Story of Tratos Group in the Cable Industry
Our guest this week is Maurizio Bragagni, CEO of the Tratos Group. We discuss operation as a family business with an emphasis on social corporate responsibility, reflection on the current crisis as a crisis of talent rather than a financial one, the mission of creating jobs and opportunities in depressed areas of the UK and loyalty and commitment to employees and their well-being.
August 1, 2023
Modernising Manufacturing: Real-Life Use Cases and Innovations from Google
Staff Solutions Architect
Saffi Ali is the staff solutions architect at Google, we discuss the challenges facing manufacturing businesses in the UK, the role of digital, cloud, and AI in revolutionising manufacturing and some real-world use cases for modernising manufacturing processes.
July 4, 2023
Building the Digital World from the ground up
Deyrick Allen is the Managing Director of IoT Horizon, we discuss the parameters of “the Internet of Things”, the clients IoT Horizon serves and the problems they solve, what the future looks like with industry 4.0 and addressing the UK skills shortage in the industry.
July 14, 2022
Transforming UK manufacturing
Dr Gillian Murray
Deputy Principal in Business and Enterprise at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Dr Gillian Murray is the Deputy Principal in Business and Enterprise at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. She leads a dynamic department with strong links to UK manufacturing, which prides itself on its hands-on, collaborative approach. Dr Murray has been there since 2016, helping to mobilise the University’s intellectual and capital assets to address global challenges and drive social and economic transformation.
July 5, 2022
Unlocking the power of artificial intelligence
CEO & Co-Founder
Manuel Oliveira is the CEO & Co-Founder of KIT-AR, we discuss how AI and AR can improve manufacturing, pain and gain of start ups and spin outs, KIT-AR's process of getting on the radar of big companies and is the UK manufacturing on the cusp of a major revival.
June 22, 2022
Women in manufacturing and overcoming adversity
Katy Moss is the Managing Director at Trent Refractories, we discuss moving sideways into the industry from finance, how forward-thinking has modernised over the years, the secret to succeeding in the face of adversity and what female leaders can bring to UK manufacturing
June 3, 2022
Stepping into industry 4.0, leading with precision
Jerry Foster is the CTO of Plex Systems, we discuss how manufacturing can prepare for industry 4.0, what the smart revolution really means, what we can do to tackle supply chain volatility, the solution to the labour shortage problem - is there one?
May 4, 2022
The past, present and future of biotech
James Patterson is managing director at Biological Preparations, we discuss the origin story behind Biological Preparations, the past, present and future of biotechnology, what they're doing to create a more sustainable future and how companies can reduce their supply chain carbon footprint.
March 23, 2022
Unwrapping 5G in manufacturing
Head of Business Development and Product Marketing
Sebastian Elmgren is Head of Business Development and Product Marketing at Ericsson, we discuss the most significant changes happening in manufacturing, what 5G will do for manufacturing businesses, the ROI of 5G for enterprises, what Ericsson's ecosystem of partners looks like and the thinking behind investing over $100m into smart factories.
February 24, 2022
Siemens Mobility delivering sustainability via railways
William Wilson is the CEO of Siemens Mobility UK, we discuss the development of railways in terms of technology, innovation and infrastructure, Siemens Mobility's approach to sustainability, how the railways can contribute to achieving Net Zero by 2050, the biggest barriers stopping the industry from hitting its sustainability targets and how to face the challenge of skill shortages more effectively.
January 27, 2022
Net Zero transformation and sustainability
Richard Hagan is the Managing Director at Crystal Doors, we discuss the current state of the UK manufacturing sector, why Crystal Doors invests in Green spending, how companies can achieve Net Zero, what the manufacturing industry can do to improve sustainability and the role of leadership and what principles leaders should live by.
December 13, 2021
Solving for sustainability in UK manufacturing
Group Managing Director
PFF Packaging Group
Kenton Robbins is the Group Managing Director for PFF Packaging, we discuss PFF’s sustainability initiatives, how best to manage and reduce plastic production, how the industry can meet sustainability targets and what manufacturing businesses can do to reduce their carbon footprint.
November 9, 2021
The new dawn of additive manufacturing
Post Process Technologies
Jeff Mize is the CEO at Post Process. His company is the leader in automated post-printing solutions for additive manufacturing, we discuss: Digitising manual processes with AI and Machine learning, International expansion and market value, Supply chains and sustainability, The most pressing current challenges in manufacturing, The future of manufacturing and technology.
October 27, 2021
Uniting UK Manufacturing
Made In Britain
John Pearce is the CEO of Made in Britain, we discuss how Made In Britain provides value to community members, the most pressing challenges within the manufacturing sector, what the manufacturing industry can do to improve sustainability, the pandemics impact on localising supply chains, what the key challenges are for new and growing UK manufacturers, growth trends within the manufacturing sector, the cornerstones of a strong manufacturing sector in the UK.
October 14, 2021
Understanding the challenges, and championing the industry
Senior Economist at Make UK
Fhaheen Khan is Senior Economist at Make UK, we discuss the roles and responsibilities of a senior economist, the most pressing challenges for new and growing UK manufacturers, new rules that UK manufacturers typically fall foul of since Brexit, how can the manufacturing industry ensure we hit sustainability targets, what can be done about manufacturers often struggling to adopt new technology and UK manufacturing data trends - Where is the demand coming from?
September 28, 2021
Exploring Advanced & AI-driven manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing expert, 3D printing advocate, application engineer
Greg Paulsen, an expert in advanced manufacturing and a real advocate for 3D printing. We discuss where 3D printing is today and how it works on an industrial scale, how Xometry is disrupting the manufacturing sector, the most pressing challenges within the industry, the impact of Covid on manufacturing and Xometry specifically, what new technology is on the horizon for manufacturing.
September 14, 2021
Exploring high tech analytical science
Assistant Marketing Communications Manager
Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science
Harriet Bowyer, Assistant Marketing Communications Manager at Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science. We talked about what Hitachi is doing to drive global sustainability, how the company strategically markets to a technical audience, the most pressing challenges the industry is facing today, how Hitachi overcomes regional and cultural challenges, the process of injecting emotion into a rational buying decision.
August 31, 2021
Sustainability & the race to Zero
Director of Technical and Sustainability
Nigel Davies, Director of Technical and Sustainability at Muntons. We talk about how Muntons leads in sustainability, understanding your carbon footprint and demystifying the jargon, how the UK can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, how Muntons sustainability initiatives keep the company ahead and winning new business and what businesses can do to lower carbon footprint in their supply chain.
August 17, 2021
Food production, automation and manufacturing
Site Engineering Manager
David Hamilton works at Bakkavor helping to produce over 75 million pizzas a year. We talked about finding the sweet spot between low costs & high quality, balancing automation efficiency with workplace jobs, the insights he gained from working in Poland & Denmark, how the industry embraces new technology, the impact of Brexit & the growing skill gaps within the sector.
July 26, 2021
Lean lessons on manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing Specialist & Digital Entrepreneur
Russell Watkins is the Co-Founder of Sempai and expert in all things concerning Lean Manufacturing. We talk about how lean can improve manufacturing outputs and processes, overcoming the challenges of adopting lean and the challenges making the manufacturing industry attractive to new talent and clients.
July 15, 2021
Robotics & automation; the impact it will have in manufacturing and all our lives
Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Factory Automation and Motion Control Specialist
Marco started from humble beginnings in Venezuela and his love for robotics at an early age ended up taking him around the world, working at such companies such as KUKA, Nasa and currently Airbus.
June 30, 2021
Growing the UK manufacturing sector
Senior Technology Officer
University of Warwick
Hadi Moztarzadeh is the Senior Technology Officer at the University of Warwick and a member of the STP Forum. We talked about how the STP leads change across the industry, how government can help build a strong manufacturing sector, the challenge of diversity and inclusion in the sector.
June 17, 2021
Lessons in robotics and automation
Head of Robotics & Automation
Scott Houghton is head of Robotics and automation at BCW. We discuss the story of automation to the wider UK economy, should we invest more in automation? Talent and supporting skill levels, how manufacturing is embracing technology.
April 22, 2021
Innovation in refrigeration and vans
Managing Director, Founder
Rupert Gatty the CEO of of CoolKit, the UK’s leading manufacturer of temperature controlled vans. He talked about his unique journey into the commercial vehicle industry and the hard work and determination that propelled the business to the top of the industry.
April 21, 2021
Starting a manufacturing podcast
Sean Redfearn is the CEO and owner of Red-fern Media and the brains behind the Re-Make Manufacturing podcast. We discuss the journey of Red-fern Media, what the future looks like and why he decided now is a good time to launch a new podcast all about manufacturing.
April 21, 2021
Changing trends in fashion and textiles
John Wright is the experienced Managing Director of Brisbane Moss. He is a senior leader within the textiles industry. Aside from their heritage, being a company that is 140 years old, we discuss what makes them unique and why brand like Prada, Gucci, Ralph Lauren source from them.
April 21, 2021
Global product launches and innovation
Global Marketing Manager
Fiona Norbury is the Global Marketing Manager at Apeks, a long-established firm that designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality SCUBA diving equipment. We discuss her love of travel, bringing diving to life for the rest of us and perceptions within manufacturing.