Browsing Archive: April, 2018

The crisis of complacency

Posted by Steve Burrell on Sunday, April 22, 2018, In : Business Optimization 

I ended my last blog by setting the scene of a nation who had fallen from ‘manufacturing-grace’, and that I felt in no small part, personally responsible!

So why did (and still do) I feel this way?

That’s simple. In 1973 I left school and joined British industry as a craft apprentice at British Aerospace (then BAC) in Weybridge. At the time we were manufacturing the magnificent Concorde, and I was excited and proud to be joining what I was regularly reminded was the ‘best workforce ...

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The good old days?

Posted by Steve Burrell on Saturday, April 14, 2018, In : Business Optimization 

Who’s going to want to read anything I’ve got to say?

It’s not that I’ve got anything brand new to offer, my thoughts have been thought and brought to the world before now, and done so by far more eminent, educated and respected people that me.

After all, I’m only me.

So, who am I?

I have spent a lifetime in industry, and has observed, and been a part of the reason for, the dramatic decline in our manufacturing industries through the 1970,s, 80’s, 90’s and much of the noughties. 


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