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Weaker supply chains are hitting SMEs looking to recover from Covid-19

Weaker supply chains are hitting SMEs looking to recover from Covid-19

SME manufacturers, who have been hit hard by Covid-19, are being squeezed between a huge drop in demand and weaker supply chains according to a new report. 64% of the 289 respondents who are engaged with the Manufacturing Growth Programme, said orders had dropped due...

Centuries-old Sheffield scissor manufacturer increases their productivity after bringing processes in-house.

Centuries-old Sheffield scissor manufacturer increases their productivity after bringing processes in-house.

William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Limited have been trading for 259 years. Specialising in designing and manufacturing beautifully hand-crafted industrial scissors, the business produces over 250 variations of scissors. Still today, the business has descendants of its founder working with the company with two of the 11th and 12th generation of family members within the management team.

Hertfordshire jam manufacturer triples their production

Hertfordshire jam manufacturer triples their production

Young but fruitful, Pretty Gorgeous Jam Company Ltd is a business that has spun-off from a multi-award-winning cake making company. Acknowledging that the business was primed for growth, the company engaged with business support and has tripled their production as a result.