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Do engineering design consultancies still need an office?

do engineering consultancies need an office?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our way of life, our livelihoods and for some people their very existence.  The majority of us have lived in a state of lockdown, with those of us that can working from home. Now that the government is encouraging a cautious return to our offices, do we really need to?

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What impact will IR35 legislation have on SME service providers?

IR35 legislation

The design & engineering industry has traditionally had a strong foundation of individuals providing services on a contract basis. Companies both small and large rely on these individuals to add either capacity or capability to their resource pool.
The UK Government’s latest IR35 ruling is turning the industry on it’s head.


The price of keeping development on schedule

price of accelerating product design

Traditionally, when planning prototype build it is quite normal to schedule 4-5 weeks for manufacture of parts.
This year we have had Plastic Injection Mouldings tooled and produced in just 5 days, precision machined parts machined in just 1 full day and delivered by 9:00 am the next. How’s that for service?


Finding tomorrow’s engineers

Finding tomorrows engineers

At this time of year it is not uncommon for me to get phone calls and emails from students looking for industrial placements.  They come from all sources including emails and phone calls from Germany, France and Spain right through to Asia.  In the past I have even received emails from young people offering to work for nothing for

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Challenging gender stereotypes in engineering – #iLookLikeAnEngineer one year on

#iLookLikeAnEngineer

Last year we posted a blog about an inspirational social media campaign aimed at dispelling gender stereotypes in the engineering industry and encouraging more women and girls to consider a career in the sector. #iLookLikeAnEngineer The woman behind the #iLookLikeAnEngineer campaign is Isis Anchelee, a twenty-something software engineer based in San Francisco. She started the

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